Gut Feeling Hunger Action Lecture
Thursday, April 27 @ 5pm CST

Location: Elvehjem L140 or Online:

How do we end hunger? We eat. We cook or organize food. We feed people. One person or community at a time wherever we have the opportunity with whatever means we find and with whoever is doing hunger action. It’s a gut feeling/filling hunger action that is not bound to any grandiose plan, driven only by a radical hope in being able to act to end hunger. It’s hunger action that runs on empty, provisioned only with the good graces of pakikipagkapwa-tao (a Filipino term for and concept of solidarity) that wonderfully translates into crates of supplies and volunteers who come to cook and distribute the food. This is the experience of the Art Relief Mobile Kitchen who has been feeding survivors of calamities in the Philippines, but a similar story can be told about the A.J. Kalinga Center that has been feeding the homeless of Manila, or De La Salle Philippines’ Hunger to Hope project, or about my own activities with Spatula&Barcode and various collaborators across the Philippines this past year. The lecture will be a sharing of these experiences and the critical work being done on how these have anything to do with art and performance.

Hunger Research Panels
Monday, May 1 @ 5:30pm CST

Research Presentations:

  • Caitlin Mary Margarett: Silver Tableaux-Vivant Memoir
  • X Conliffe: Ecstatic Hunger
  • Xiaocui Hong: Technologies of Hunger
  • Tamara McLean: 6-12-3-6
  • Mariah Moneda: Food to Call You Home
  • Anamika Singh: Brutal Cultivations
  • Mallory Stowe: An Abundance of Field Corn
  • Beth Thelke: Feeding, Feeling, Finally Finding Home

Location: Elvehjem L140 or Online:

Dr. Jazmin Badong Llana will act as a respondent to eight graduate student presentations on the theme of hunger.

Dr. Jazmin Badong Llana is a professor in the Department of Literature, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines whose research focuses on issues of performance, theatre, and politics, as well as environmental studies and activism. Her more recent work delves in issues of hunger and food studies through site-specific performances for action.

Our work is made possible by support from the Anonymous Fund, the College of Letters and Sciences, and the Department of Art History. Series co-sponsors include the Departments of Afro-American Studies, Art, Chicano & Latino Studies, Communication Arts, English, Gender & Women’s Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, Spanish & Portuguese, and Theatre & Drama as well as the Institute for Research in the Humanities, Wisconsin Center for Film & Theatre Research, Center for South Asia, Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies Program, and Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program.