Consuming the Unique: Food, Art and the Globalizing Infrastructures of Value

May 6, 2019

Workshop of the CEU Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Hungary

Venue: Popper room, Nador ut. 9

9-10 May 2019,

Conveners: Daniel Monterescu, Andre Thiemann

Wednesday, 19.00 Drinks and informal get-together

Ruin pub “Potkulcs” (Csengery utca 65/b, 1067Budapest)

Thursday, 9 May 2019

9.00 Registration

9:30 Opening remarks: Daniel Monterescu and Andre Thiemann

9.45 Keynote Lecture I: Meneley, Anne (Trent University, CAN)

Seeds, Plants, and Possibilities of Regeneration

10.45 Coffee break

11:00 Session 1: Spatializing Value (Moderator: Guntra Aistara)

Sarah Sippel (Leipzig, GER)

Determining land’s value: the social practice of farmland valuation in Australia

Stefan Voicu (CEU)

Baking Value: Soils, Seeds and Standards in Wheat Commodity Chains

Lammer, Christof (Klagenfurt, AUS)

Knowing quality food: certification and people as globalizing infrastructures of value in China

Monterescu, Daniel (CEU)

The Quest for the Holy Grail: Indigenous Wines, Science and the Colonial Politics of the Local

13:30 Rooftop Lunch

14.45 Session 2: Consuming the Unique (Moderator: Alex Kowalski)

Victoria Huszka (PhD candidate University of Bonn, Dep. Cultural Anthropology & Folklore Studies)

Instagram: The Role of Digital Infrastructure in the Visual Production of Regional Uniqueness

Barna, Emília (Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics)

The creation of value through music export programs and music industry showcase events: a semi-peripheral perspective on the global music economy

Gora, Sasha (Munich, GER)

“Food is Everywhere”: Culinary Infrastructure and Noma Tulum

Kautt, York (Giessen, GER)

Scarcities and the art of valorisation of food

 17.15 Coffee break

 17:45 - 18:45 Keynote Lecture II: Jean-Louis-Fabiani (CEU)

Live at the Village Vanguard: The paradox of recorded presence

 20.00 Dinner at “Zeller” (Hercegprímás u. 18, 1051 Budapest)

 Friday, 10 May 2019, 9 + 10 speakers

 9.00 Morning coffee

 9.30 Keynote Lecture III: Claudio E. Benzecry (Northwestern University, IL, USA)

The world at her fit: Scale-making, uniqueness and standardization

 10.30 Coffee break

 10.45 Session 3: The Politics of Valuation (Moderator: Anne Meneley)

Karpova, Yulia (OSA&CEU, Budapest)

Banishing the potter from the exhibition hall: Leningrad studio ceramics in search of non-consumer values

Thiemann, Andre (CEU)

Turning raspberries into gold: On the politics and poetics of a globalizing value chain.

Alexander, Kelly (Duke University, USA)

Edible Cultures: The Politics and Ethics of Recuperating Food Waste in Brussels, Belgium

12.45 Rooftop Lunch

 14.00 Session 4: The Labours of Value (Moderator: Andrew Cartwright)

Ana, Daniela (MPI Halle, GER)

Soils, Yeasts and Other Wine Things: Re-creating Value in a Moldovan winery

Škobić, Milan (Northwestern University, USA)

Food cultivation and normalization of exploitation: case of Southern Banat

Saleh, Elizabeth (American University Beirut)

Cooking without Mother: Syrian Underage Waste Pickers and the Reconfiguration of House-holding in Beirut

 16.00 Coffee break

 16.30 Session 5: Travelling Taste (Moderator: Claudio Benzecry)

Gosztonyi, Balázs (Corvinus, Budapest)

Bricolage Valuation: Valuation of second-hand steel bicycles (vintage bikes) in Hungary

Kruger, Oscar (Kent)

Message in a Bottle

Raviv, Yael (New York University)

Breaking Bread: Performing National Identity in Israel and Palestine at the Intersection of Food and Art

18.30 Concluding Plenary Debate

 20.00 Dinner at “Tasting Table Budapest” (Bródy Sándor utca 9, 1088 Budapest)