The pandemic did not start, but merely accelerated a process of fracturing between people and communities. The crises we were facing before Covid-19 have been further amplified, with inequality rising along with global temperatures.
What response is necessary to secure a better future for humanity and the planet? Regeneration.
Regenerating doesn’t mean rebuilding, but reviving, from trees regrowing lost brances to the regenration of impoverished soils and the rebirth of mountain communities, the restoration of fresh and saltwater ecosystems and the rethinking of the relationship between cities and the countryside.
Regeneration is an invitation to all of us, after the long pandemic, to look at the world with fresh eyes and a new enthusaism. Food must be at the heart of this regeneration, and act as a bridge to peace.
- Elisa Loncón Antileo is a Mapuche linguist and indigenous rights activists in Chile. In 2021 she was elected as a representative of the Mapuche people for the Chilean Constitutional Convention. Following in the inauguration of the body, Loncón was elected President of the Constitutional Convention.
- Serge Latouche is a French economist and philosopher and promoter of the idea of degrowth. He denounces universalism and supports localism, convinced of the need for relocalization not just in the economic field, but also politically, through dialog and coexistence among different cultures. He’s emeritus professor of economics at the University of Paris-Sud and author of numerous books.
- Corinna Hawkes Professor and Director at Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London. She has over 20 years’ experience of working with UN agencies, national and city governments, NGOs, think tanks and academia to support the design of more effective action throughout the food system to improve diets, from local-level initiatives to national policies and global strategies.
The Terra Madre conferences will be held both in person and online. Participation is free. If you have an account you can sign up to follow the conference online with quizzes, surveys, and Q&A sessions. Further details and instructions will be sent in September.
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food.
Event languages: IT, EN, ES
Corso Mortara - Torino (Italy)