Food Dialogues

18 July - 1 August 2022
1st Floor Woolworths and Maker’s Landing - V&A Waterfront

Laying the Table for a Better Food System

Food Dialogues: 18 July – 1 August 2022

 Food Dialogues 2022, a two week programme that is co-hosted by the V&A Waterfront and includes expert panel discussions, walking tours, communal meals and art installations, takes place from Monday 18 July until Monday 1 August.

Returning to physical spaces this year, Food Dialogues offers the chance to connect with our future food shapers in person and while there is much to feed all senses, the essence of Food Dialogues is to engage in a critical conversation about how food shapes and enables our lives, explore the unjustness of our food system and how we can move towards one that helps us to flourish as people, families and society.

A compelling new visual arts exhibition that highlights the powerful and varied relationships we have with food and our food system, will be on display from Monday 18 July until 1 August in Luxury Lane, at Victoria Warf. The exhibition is free.

Four hands-on Dialogues through Food sessions will take place in the Maker’s Landing demo kitchen on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July. Participants will be steeped in local food customs and flavours: from African beer and bread to sacred Ayurvedic dining experiences to African-flavoured ice cream, each taught by local experts.

Kids from five to 10-years-old and their parents can go on a flavour adventure of their own at Maker’s Landing, hosted by Studio H on Saturday 30 July. The session introduces children to flavour profiles, the origins of ingredients and gets them working together in small groups, ahead of sharing their creations in a celebration of new flavours and knowledge, with parents taking the lead from their children.

Some events are free to attend while others are paid but all participants must register at

Monday – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM


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