Why am I interested in food?

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I like food. I like eating. My interest is personal and for the past few months, also academic. Just to mention a few things: most of my family and friends gatherings are around food and heavy eating (see pictures); a long time ago I took a culinary anthropology course during my BA studies in Chile, and after leaving my parents’ house I started cooking more often and I learned a lot by reading blogs and recipes on the Internet.

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What are you doing with your old technology?

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It’s Christmas time and many of you might be thinking on getting a new gadget for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. It could be a new version of something that you already have (IPhone, IPad, or laptop) or a completely new technological device. Before buying new technology, we don’t usually think about what will happen with the old things that we’re leaving behind.

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Remembering Santiago through music and visual pleasure

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Source: Screen capture from “Cabros” video, by Odisea.

After several months living in London I started to think about how fragile memory is in terms of remembering that place called home. When time goes by it seems that you start reimagining and remembering places differently, with a sense of nostalgia but at the same time with no experience of the everyday. I think that our idea of a place is based not just on past experience, but on the experience of the everyday. After realizing that the sense of the quotidian has gone, I’ve been looking for other ways to engage myself with Santiago, Chile, my home town.

This blogpost was originally published in Urban Vignettes.

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