Pathways Communication Grant Project: Fair Food Futures Launches Animation and Podcast

The Fair Food Futures animation and podcast explores the stories and visions for change put forth by community food networks in Australia as they seek to progress transformations towards sustainable food futures, and identifies the strategies, challenges and opportunities for making civil society’s visions for fair food futures come to life. Our main questions were: what does it mean to do ‘food justice’ in Australia? What does your fair food future look like, and how do we get there? With these questions in mind, the research has identified 4 co-created scenarios for fairer food futures, and 4 pathways to transformative action. The animation synthesises the future scenarios for viewers to explore these visions, while the podcast includes stories from leaders of grassroots food organisations, community workers, farmers, First Nations communities, activists, consumers, academics and global policy makers who talk about their pathways work. By bringing these voices together, the Fair Food Futures project aims to create a space for dialogue and alliance building between members of civic food networks in Australia and internationally, and contributes to ongoing conversations about the opportunities and challenges for policy change both locally and globally.


Fair Food Futures is based on research conducted at The University of Queensland and funded by the Australian Research Council, in collaboration with civic food networks in Australia. The Fair Food Futures Podcast and Animation are produced and facilitated by Dr Kiah Smith, Dr Daniel Cruz, and Joanna Horton, from the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland. It was made possible thanks to the support of the  Pathways Initiative Communication Grants.

An online event kicking off the launch of the animation and podcast will be held on Monday 24 October 2022, 12pm-1pm AEST with an expert panel discussion. Register for the event here.


Find out more about the project here.