Food, research, design: What can food studies bring to food design education?

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As the presence and visibility of food design grows in academia, synergies are particularly promising with food studies, which promotes and practises the analysis of cultural, social and political issues concerning the production, distribu-tion and consumption of food in its material and cultural aspects, as well as in its social and political implications. The analytical tools developed in food studies have the potential to inform and integrate the practical applications that food design focuses on, while food design methods can help food studies scholars to include applied approaches in their work. The article presents three cases in which food studies analysis and methods were introduced in educational formats other-wise focussed – explicitly or not explicitly – on design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Food Design
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017


  • Food culture
  • Food studies
  • Food systems
  • Methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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