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This page features an overview of relevant lectures, publications and conference papers.


Gracjasz A. & Grasseni C. (2020), Food-gifting in Gdańsk: between food not bombs and the food bank, Ethnologia Polona 41: 33-50.

Grasseni C. (2020), Direct food provisioning: collective food procurement, in: J. K. Gibson-Graham & Kelly Dombroski (ed.), The Handbook of Diverse Economies, chapter 24, 223-229, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Viola M. & Vasile M. (2020) From recipe to collective improvisation. An ethnographic vignette about food assistance in Barriera di Milano, Turin. Losquaderno, 56, 43-46

Smith, R. (2020). Contesting the Social ContractSocial Analysis64(2), 79-100

Makovicky N., & Smith R. (2020). IntroductionSocial Analysis64(2), 1-17.

Smith R. & Grasseni C. (2020), Ambivalent solidarities: Food governance reconfigurations in Croatia and Italy, Anthropology Today 36(1): 12-16


Grasseni C. & Gieser T. (2019), Introduction: Skilled mediationsSocial Anthropology 27(1): 6-16.

Grasseni C. & Gieser T. (2019), Response to Rupert CoxSocial Anthropology 27(1): 65 - 66.

Grasseni C. (2019). ‘Grassroots responsible innovation initiatives in short food supply chains’, in Localising Global Food: Short food supply chains as responses to agri-food system challenges ed. by Agni Kalfagianni and Sophia Skordili, Routledge, pp. 41-54.

Grasseni C. & Contessi S. (2019). ‘Co-producing Participatory Guarantee Systems’, in Solidarity and Reciprocity in Times of Crisis, ed. by P. Simonic., Liubljana University, pp. 45-56.

Grasseni C. (2019). ‘Understanding skill, food and field’Interdisciplinary Science Review, 43(3-4): 264-279. 

Vasile M. & Thomé da Cruz F. (2019), Identity-construction, mutual enskilment and political negotiation at the farmers' market, Revista do Desenvolvimento Regional 24(1): 212-226.

Grasseni C  (2018), Understanding skill, food and fieldInterdisciplinary Science Reviews 43(3-4): 264-279.

Grasseni C. (2018), Food Citizenship? Collective Food Procurement in European CitiesEuropeNow (20).

Grasseni C. (2018), Grassroots responsible innovation initiatives in short food supply chains. In: Kalfagianni A., Skordil Si (Eds.) Localising Global Food: Short Food Supply Chains as Responses to Agri-food System Challenges: Routledge. 41-54.

Smith R.E. (2018), An economy of trust: chains of debts and favours in rural Istrian business relationshipsJournal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford 10(1): 1-21.

Smith R.  2018. ‘In food we trust’, Instituut Culturele Antropologie (2): pp. 15-17.

Grasseni C. (2017), Ecologies of Belonging and the Mugshot Aesthetics, Anthrovision 5(2)

Lectures and Presentations

Grasseni C. February 2020. Conference coordination and moderation Strachitunt: Risorsa per la famiglia e valore per il territorio, Bergamo, Italy.

Grasseni C. February 2020. ‘Food Citizens? Collective food procurement in European cities: solidarity and diversity, skills and scale’. Invited talk, The Centre for Space, Place and Society Seminar, Wageningen University.

De Musso F. February 2020. “Between Wine and Ovine: Challenges and successes among small entrepreneurs in the Catalan Pyrnees”. Conference presentation. Strachitunt: Risorsa per la famiglia e valore per il territorio, Bergamo, Italy.

De Musso F. February 2020. “Scarce Subsidies, Uncertain Futures”. Conference presentation COCA 2020 (Conference of Catalan Anthropology) Tarragona, Spain.

Grasseni C. September 2019. Invited conference presentation, Polish Sociological Association, ‘Me, Us, Them? Subjectivitiy, Identity, Belonging’ Wroclaw, Poland.

Grasseni C. June 2019. Invited Conference Pitch: ‘We Make the City: Seeing through Food’, Amsterdam.

Grasseni C. May 2019. Keynote Lecture: ‘Food in the Heritage Arena’, Cambridge Heritage Symposium Cooking Identities & Tasting Memories: The Heritage of Food. Cambridge University, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

Grasseni C. March 2019. Invited Keynote ‘Shaping the food future of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region’, Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam.

Grasseni C. March 2019. ‘Urban Food Procurement and Social Expectations: An Agenda for Comparative Analysis’, International Symposium,  Making Food in Human and Natural History, 18–20 March 2019 National Museum of Ethnology Osaka, Japan. Invited paper.

Gracjasz A. January 2019. 'Food Citizens? Collective food procurement in European cities: solidarity and diversity, skills and scale. Case study of Gdańsk.’ Seminar presentation at Warsaw University, Warsaw.

Grasseni C. December 2018. Food Citizens? Collective food procurement in European cities: solidarity and diversity, skills and scale Invited talk at University of Oslo Department of Social Anthropology Research Seminar, Oslo.

Grasseni C. June 2018: Rethinking Skilled Visions: ethnographic perspectives on skill and solidarity in food activismInvited talk at the University of Gothenburg School of Global Studies Higher Seminar, Gothenburg.

Grasseni C. &  Smith, R. May 2018. Solidarity, Advice and Care in urban/rural food reconfigurations in Italy and Croatia. Invited conference paper at LSE/ESRC ‘Precarious states. Advice, governance and care in settings of austerity.

Vasile M. April 2018. Agricoltori e governance del sistema alimentare locale. Il caso di Porto Alegre, Brasile. [Family farmers and governance of the local food system. The case of Porto Alegre, Brazil] Conference presentation at ‘Storie del Possibile’, Rome. 

Vasile, M. September 2018. “Identity-construction, mutual enskilment and political negotiation at the farmers’ market,.” Conference paper presented at Agriculture and Food in an urbanising society III. Porto Alegre, Brazil

Vasile M. December 2018. "We want to be part of the broader project". Family farmers and local food governance in Porto Alegre, Brazil” Seminar at the University of Turin, Turin.

Walstra, V. August 2018. Reinventing urban agriculture: Experiencing the senses at the Koningshof in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Conference paper presented at EASA conference ‘Staying, Moving Settling’, Stockholm.

Smith R.E. December 2018.Chains of debt: winemaking families and predatory business practices, contribution to ‘Household and personal debt: international perspectives,’ Roundtable at the Department of Anthropology, the London School of Economics (LSE), London.

Smith R.E. December. 2018. Chains of debt and the politics of liquidity in Croatia’s agribusiness sector,  Conference paper presented at ‘Corporate lives after socialism: theory and ethnography’, at the Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Boston, MA.

Smith R.E. August 2018.  Wine is alive: Istrian cosmologies of winemaking. Conference paper presented at EASA conference ‘Staying, Moving Settling’, Stockholm.

Grasseni C. November 2017. Norms and alternatives: experimentations with collective food procurement. Keynote Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Anthropological Association, Neuchatel.

Grasseni C. 30 October 2017. Ecology of vision and economy of citizenship: an anthropological perspective. Inaugural address at Leiden University, Leiden. 

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