Slow Food Events
Through Slow Food, UNISG students participate in and help plan and execute some of the most important food events around the world. Contributing ideas and solutions helps them put theory into practice and forge links between the classroom and work life after school.
In the autumn of 2007, undergraduates were the driving force behind the Po Valley Project, a cultural and environmental examination of northern Italy’s major fluvial artery. Similarly, they play an ongoing and key role in such international events as Salone del Gusto, Terra Madre, Cheese, and Slow Fish, not to mentioned numerous local and regional initiatives.
Salone del Gusto in Torino, one of the most important food expositions in the world, is one of the principle opportunities for students to engage in communications, logistics, and planning of Taste Workshops, academic presentations, and panel discussions.
Terra Madre, the international network of food communities, is dedicated to safeguarding the quality of local food production and takes place in parallel to Salone del Gusto in Torino. Here, students come into direct contact with farmers, fishers, artisans, cooks, as well as participate in and contribute to seminars and presentations by some of the leading academics from around the world.
Within the dairy-fest that is Cheese, UNISG students mount a specialized space for guided tastings and learning sessions, also helping to run Taste Workshops and manage communications and PR needs.
Slow Fish, a conference on sustainable fishing, brings students to Genova to meet with fishers and experts in the sector, and confront the many issues around marine ecosystems, consumer education, and fishing economics.
Increasingly UNISG students are finding themselves at the center of food and wine events, networking and learning, sharing experiences and knowledge, and engaging in projects related to communications, film, culture, and the environment.