INVITATION: CCCR Seminar: Communicating culinary heritage of Slovenian Australians: From digital cross-cultural hubs to 3D food printing

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CCCR Seminar: Communicating culinary heritage of Slovenian Australians: From digital cross-cultural hubs to 3D food printing

Dr Kaja Antlej
Endeavour Research Fellow
Monday 12 October 2015 1-2pm
Staff Teaching Commons, Building 1, Level C (above the refectory)
University of Canberra
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This seminar will present the outcomes of a research project that explored ways in which digital technologies can aid younger generations of Slovenian Australians to preserve and communicate Slovenian culinary heritage in Australia. The project considered how community participation and creative potential can be enhanced by this re-use of heritage. Throughout the course of the research project 18 in-depth and 7 thematic interviews were conducted among members of a Slovenian ethnic group (all generations and ages) in Australian cities. The interviews investigated how a traditional Slovenian cuisine is still present, how important it is to them, and how it can be digitally communicated, not only within the group, but also more broadly.

The project also explored how a museum can be used as a laboratory for engaging audiences in new food production and reinterpretations of culinary heritage in the context of ‘makerspaces’. We investigated the concept of the creative reinterpretation of culinary heritage through 3D food printing – in this case a 3D-printed Slovenian Potica cake. We anticipate that this introduction to the reinterpretation of culinary heritage through 3D food printing can provide an innovative thought-piece for future research investigations.

The research has been made possible through the support of an Australian Government Department of Education 2015 Endeavour Research Fellowship under supervision of Professor Angelina Russo.

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