Guest Talk – Daisy Tam

This week’s colloquium will feature Daisy Tam, Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, whose lecture is entitled “Securing Our Food System – A Case of Hong Kong”.

Date: 16 Jan 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Daisy Tam's Poster

Topic: Securing Our Food System – A Case of Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s food system exemplifies that of many urban cities, as the global population move towards 9 billion and the majority of the population in SE Asia are expected to move to urban areas, re-thinking our urban food system is urgent. In this lecture, I will be taking a peek behind the scenes of Asia’s gourmet capital. Despite its vibrant food scene, Hong Kong’s food system is in fact not secure. I will be presenting the case study of food rescue and discuss alternative systems and approaches to food security.

About the Speaker:
Daisy is Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she teaches and does research on urban food systems with a particular focus on food security. Her critical engagement with food began in London where she did her PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths. Since her return to Hong Kong 5 years ago, she has been focusing her work on food waste, working closely with Food Rescue NGOs to help recover surplus food and distribute it to the needy. She advocates for a food secure city, where good food can be available and accessible to all and drives to build a more ethical and sustainable food system. She believes academic research should benefit society and strives to bring her work to a wider audience, her recent TedX talk reached a live audience of 1200 people and she continues to do public lectures and workshops with the community.

To find out more about Daisy Tam, you can check out the speaker’s pages.


Sponsored by Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation