This seminar explores local reactions to globalisation. Exploring the rise of New Nordic Kitchen (see a manifesto here) as an assertion of local heritage in a context of globalisation, we explore questions relating to the real and the fake, and the authentic and the hyper-real. Are these local reactions a commodified parody of local culture, an authentic restoration of traditional values, a hyper-reality that only exists because of globalisation, or an articulation of a reactionary localism that intersects with the rise of the anti-immigration platform across the European Union?
The keynote speaker, Professor Dannie Kjeldgaard from the University of Southern Denmark shall elaborate on the relevant theoretical issues and present empirical research relating to the New Nordic Kitchen. A panel discussion shall then follow, speakers shall include Katharina Husemann, Avi Shankar and James Fitchett.