Narrativium IV: A geography of Birmingham in 100 meals


Based on Jim Parle’s memorable remark during the Birmingham 2050 Scenarios Project, eating is social glue, we decided to bring together people from across the city to share each other’s company over food.

So we’re carrying out a pilot for an exciting project: A geography of Birmingham in 100 meals.

The idea is that the full project will organise 100 meals across all the wards of Birmingham, so people from different backgrounds can come together, meet, talk and learn from each other over a meal.

The food won’t be extravagant or out-of-the-ordinary for the ‘host’, but something they’d regularly prepare for themselves and their families.

Then info about the conversation and the food will be collated, along with info about the hosts and their guest/s — anonymised of course.  Then we’ll then have an interesting ‘map’ of the city and its people and what they’re talking about when in good company.

Yup, and no doubt fun will be had and new friendships made. Food. Yay! Eating is social glue.

Find out more here, follow the project here on twitter.

More about the spin-off Narrativium Projects are here.




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