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Traditional Foods as Intangible Heritage and Economic Assets: Seminar and Roundtable

5 October 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Tucson, Arizona (USA) has been at the forefront of the global movement to revive traditional foods for both preservation of cultural heritage and economic development. Through the lens of Tucson’s experience, Dr Jonathan Mabry will present a seminar which will explore the cultural and economic values of Indigenous and heritage foods and compare the effectiveness of some different strategies for supporting the producers. The seminar will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Dr Mabry, UQ Researchers, and Indigenous partners and entrepreneurs.

Jonathan Mabry, PhD is an anthropologist and archaeologist at the University of Arizona Southwest Center and Desert Laboratory. His investigations documented that Tucson, Arizona, with archaeological evidence of more than 4,000 years of settlement and farming, is the oldest continuously inhabited and cultivated place in the USA. He was an early leader in the locavore and heritage foods movements in southern Arizona, and was lead author of the application that obtained Tucson’s designation as the first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in the U.S. He currently serves as liaison to UNESCO for Tucson Creative City of Gastronomy and as Executive Director of the non-profit organization managing the designation.

9.00-10.00am – Seminar: Traditional Foods as Intangible Heritage and Economic Assets

10.30-11.45am – Roundtable Discussion: Dr Jonathan Mabry, Prof Yasmina Sultanbawa, Professor Henrietta Marrie AM, Madonna Thompson (Jagera Daran Community and Heritage Solutions), Associate Professor Tiina Manne, Shawnee Gorringe (Mithaka Aboriginal Corporation), PhD Candidate Marc CheesemanChris Jordan (Three Little Birds, chef/entreprenuer). 

RSVP’s: Not required

Directions from St Lucia Campus: Free shuttle bus on the half hour from Chancellors Place bus station, UQ St Lucia campus to Long Pocket campus.

Address: Elkhorn Building #1024, room 206 (Main Conference Room), Links Loop, 80 Meiers Road, UQ Long Pocket Campus, Indooroopilly QLD 4068 (near the Merlo Coffee)


5 October 2022
9:00 am - 11:45 am
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ARC Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods
Elkhorn Building (#1024), 80 Meiers Road
Indooroopilly, Queensland 4068 Australia