EUI alumna Marina Calloni organises summer school at Milano Expo

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MArinaCalloniMarina Calloni, an EUI alumna and professor in social and political philosophy at the University of Milano-Bicocca is organising a series of initiatives at this year’s Milano Expo.

A summer school entitled Eating, Walking, Thinking will explore the cultural importance of food. Why do different communities eat different types of food? What factors determine cultural predilections for different flavours and cooking processes? These and other questions related to food and cultural identity will be discussed during the week-long course which takes place from 15th -21st June.

The school also includes guided tours and visits to the Expo site, museums, botanic gardens, farms, religious sites and arts site. It is hosted by the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milano-Bicocca (unimib) and is organised in collaboration with 14 external partners.

The theme of the Expo is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Enabling countries from around the world to ‘exchange ideas’, the Expo will explore themes of sustainability, nutrition, poverty and the right to food. More than 20 million visitors are expected to attend, with over 140 countries participating.

EUI alumni are especially encouraged to give presentations at the ‘Cluster’ devoted to Islands, Sea and Food’ which the University of Milano-Bicocca is coordinating. The Clusters are a new concept for the Expo, grouping thematically ideas and countries around the Expo site. Alumni who give presentations are entitled to a free ticket to the Expo. Alumni should contact Marina Calloni directly via email with “Alumni Expo” in the subject heading if they are interested in participating.

Professor Calloni received her PhD in Social and Political Science from the EUI, focusing on gender and political philosophy.

The deadline to attend the Eating, Walking, Thinking summer school is 31st May 2015. More information on the course and how to attend can be found here:

Contact Professor Marina Calloni: [email protected]