Growing Glasgow aims to stress issues of our current food system by presenting the efforts of workers, activists and academics to increase the quality, accessibility and sustainability of food in the city of Glasgow. The event consists of two films: the documentary Feeding the City by Zev Robinson and the animation From Food Poverty to Food Sovereignty by Trasi Henen.
Commissioned by the Food Sovereignty Network, an interdisciplinary group rooted in the University of Glasgow, the two films represent a visual response to the debate that has been developed within the group in view of the upcoming COP26. The group was founded by Sourit Bhattacharya (English Literature, College of Arts), Anna Chadwick (Law, College of Social Sciences), Julia McClure (History, College of Arts) and Donald Buglass (Law, College of Social Science). The network is formed to work with practitioners and activists to deepen understanding of long-term causes of food poverty.