31 January 2020

Opportunity Description

This session of RAW Académie centers culinary exchange as a vehicle of creative and civic possibility. The meal is an arrival: it gathers people, but also foodways the ecologies, economies, and customs that shape how dishes are sourced and prepared, by whom, and with what methods. It is also a point of negotiation.

As much as the spread of ingredients and their cooks is an index of cultural contact and cosmopolitanism, taste remains political. From caste to class to empire, taste and its opposite, disgust “le goût et le dégoût” are so often deployed, and so effectively inculcated, in the service of oppression…”

How to Apply

RAW Académie is a tuition-free experimental study program. The application process is online only. A maximum of 10 fellows are selected for each session. The application process for Session 8 opens on December 9, 2019, and closes on January 31, 2020. Only the first 75 applications will be considered for review.

The selection committee for Session 8 is made up of Yemisi Aribisala and Siddhartha Mitter with the curatorial team of RAW Material Company. Only short-listed applicants will be notified and invited for an online interview, the final selection will be made by February 29. Please apply here.