Vision for the Field Guides to Food Systems
The tools for this project allow us to tell stories together, and to tell parts of stories that others will be able to build on, to connect, expand, and transform food into something we feed each other with.
This project is building a crowd-sourced archive of food knowledge, experiences, communities, and events.
This guide is a way to get oriented in and do justice to people’s public stories about the conditions that make food good!
/Questions to ask about our process as we go along:
1. All people should have the chance to explore, shape, and tell their own food stories.Are we engaging an adequate range of perspectives and types of knowledge?
Are we being adequately inclusive at all stages in our process, with opportunities for all participants to define problems and solutions -- as well as the system in question, including communication and process tools to be used?
2. People should be able to learn from each other, and negotiate and tell stories in relationship, in order to figure out how to modify and support stories and actions that improve our conditions.How are we learning from each other? (What is surprising us about what we’re learning?)
How adequately are we generating useful information for and from all participants?
How are we able to put what we’re learning into action as we go along?
3. Our explanations should relate our experiences to our social and environmental relationships, recognizing that different relationships will shape different environments and perspectives, and that part of the work of our stories is translating between these.Are we considering the contexts of the systems in question and their relationships across scale?
Are we addressing conflicts among perspectives?