The Plymouth Food Equality Project ran between 2019 and 2021, talking to people and communities about food
We ran participatory workshops across Plymouth to find out about local and individual experiences of food in Plymouth, so that relevant solutions could be found.
Sitting within Food Plymouth’s Healthy Food for All and Good Food Movement Sustainable Food Places action areas, The Plymouth Food Equality Project sought to ensure diverse voices and experiences were included in future and strategic planning for food in Plymouth.
Participatory Workshops and Creative Approaches
Between 2019 and 2021, the Plymouth Food Equality Project ran creative and interactive workshops for various groups across Plymouth, in Stonehouse, Barne Barton, North Prospect and Plymouth Youth Parliament. The project also collaborated with Fotonow CIC to deliver online creative and digital skills workshops to young people at Barnardos and LiveWest, culminating in the creation of an online zine. The zine brought to life the voices of young carers in the city, who came together on and offline to share and document their food experiences through photography, collage and discussion. It can be viewed here.
Throughout the lifetime of the project, we had conversations about the affordability of food, the quality of food, free school meals, emergency food provision, and more. Using creative approaches such as collage, zining, photography and audio recordings, we captured these conversations to share more widely.