Pamela Tudge [CA]
Pamela Tudge is a food scholar, teacher, activist, and critical designer whose work focuses on the intersections between critical design, food, and social change. Originally from British Columbia, she is currently a part-time lecturer in Concordia’s Fine Arts Department and a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Program. She is an active member of Concordia’s Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology and the Hexagram Network. Tudge teaches, “We are What we Eat,” a food and culture course that examines contemporary food practices through creative projects that interrogate food-based issues. Her writing and teaching for over 15 years has spanned food studies, environmental science, new media, and social movements. Her current projects employ research-creation style methods to develop cultural understandings of women’s knowledge and domestic food histories. Past food projects have included climate change in the Arctic, alternative food production in rural BC, and restoring/reclaiming Indigenous food systems.