Researchers and Artists
Food! Who said food?? Let's discover the fascinating world of what feeds us inside and out. This year we will delight ourselves of another real treat as we welcome 2 exceptional guest speakers: Dr. Geneviève Sicotte from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and Dr. Christophe Lavelle from the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris. As per usual, you will meet scientists from several fields of research: Engineering, Biochemistry, Medicine, Archaeology, and more!
The workshops/presentations are ongoing throughout the night, starting at 6 pm until 10 pm. (Please note: Christophe Lavelle's public lecture is at 6 pm).
On parle français!
Some workshops will be available in English and en Français.
Don't hesitate to ask for a discussion in French when you see the flag!
Christophe Lavelle, PhD in Biophysics. Molecular Gastronomy.
Christophe Lavelle is a research scientist at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) in Paris, where he works in two labs: one at the National Museum of Natural History, dedicated to the biophysical properties of living matter; the other one at the Communication Science Institute, dedicated to food studies. He teaches biophysics, epigenetics and food art and science in many universities and professional schools and is frequently asked for conferences for general public or professional audiences.
Geneviève Sicotte, PhD in Literature. The Imaginary of Food.
Geneviève Sicotte, who was first a specialist in 19th century French literature, has published Le festin lu. Le repas chez Flaubert, Zola et Huysmans (1999 and 2008). In her current research, she studies the imaginary of food in Quebec literature and culture. In addition to several articles, she has published the collection Gastronomie québécoise et patrimoine (2013) and the dossier "Raconter l'aliment" in the journal Captures (2016). She is also developing a body of creative audiovisual and digital work. Her digital literary project Vital Signs will be online in 2020