Food and place - uncovering the links

Mikkelsen, B. E. (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


There is an increasing interest in place-based approaches to value creating in local and regional food economies. Developing the identity of cities and regions turning them into arenas for gastronomic innovation and at the same time involving citizens and enterprises in new ways has become a popular strategy in cities and regions around the world. Creating innovative urban food eco systems however, is a challenge that requires governance, well planned strategies and participation from a broad range of actors. In particular the active participation of citizens and food makers are crucial if the urban food movement of is to create value for the society as such. The presentaton explores the new place based foodways by bringing scholars and practitioners together around the materiality of food it self. It provides unique opportunities for collaborative academic inquiry by connection scholars and practitioners. The presentation gives an introduction to the nature of the Bornholm foodscapes and will provide new insight into how innovation and entrepreneurship has shaped the place and destination.
Period17 Jun 2019
Event titleAdvanced Training course: Food, Places & Innovation – making sense of new place based food movements. Summer school at Bornholm – the food island of Denmark. Melstedgaard, House of Food Culture, Town of Gudhjem, Bornholm, Denmark, 17-20 June 2019
Event typeCourse
Location Town of Gudhjem, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • food and place
  • food and the city
  • Urban Food Strategies
  • Bornholm
  • Melstedgaard
  • Mad kulturhus