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Monday, Dec 5, 6:30PM Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba

Sawyer Seminar “Cuban Futures Beyond The Market”

Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st Century Cuba

Food Ecologies: Spaces of Production and Consumption in 21st century Cuba delves in the dynamics of production, distribution, preparation, consumption, and commercialization of food in contemporary Cuba as a way to understand the socio-cultural forces transforming contemporary Cuban society. Acclaimed food writer Anya von Bremzen and awarded director Asori Soto will talk of their most recent projects in which they explore contemporary Cuban food stories. They have both returned from Cuba, where von Bremzen conducted research in preparation for her next book on Cuban paladares (privately-owned restaurants legalized in the 1990s) and Soto was filming for AirBnB while editing his documentary Cuban Food Stories. Anya von Bremzen and Asori Soto will be in conversation with María A. Cabrera Arús, Postdoctoral Fellow at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. Introduced by Ana Dopico, Director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University.

In English and Spanish.

Reception to follow.

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars Program.