te magazine  no.1


The Lost Society

食物在人类发展的过程中从未产生过如此多的可能性与复杂性,一方面,它构筑了集合着味觉、文化记忆和历史变迁的体系;另一方面,食物与地域的相互关系是研究人类行为和社会转型的隐藏动机。te 的 创刊号以叶无忌撰写的“失落的协会”作为主题,“失落”并不指失去和消亡,而是暂时的沉寂与失势。也就是,很多所谓的文化只是暂时性地隐迹,有些则转换成了另一种表象。食物恰好是这一流变的最好例证,而“协会”也指向一种命运共同体。在这一期里,我们邀请 了 11 位不同领域的创作者,以食物的角度切入人类学、社会学、当代艺术的流变现象并进行反思,旨在揭示食物在不同研究动线中被附着的多重概念,同时也将食物与地缘的关系打破重组。

There cannot be more possibilities and layers of complexity embodied in food throughout human development. On one hand, it constructed a system that assembles taste, cultural memory and historical movements; on the other hand, the correlation between food and geography provides a hidden motivation to examine human behaviours and social transformation. This inaugural issue of te magazine adopts Ye Wuji's "The Lost Society" as the central theme. The term "lost" means ephemeral silence and enfeeblement rather than disappearance and extinction. This means that many cultures only dissipated temporarily, and some are metamorphised. Food happens to witness this transition, and the word "society" refers to a collective destiny. In this issue, we invited 11 creative practitioners of different disciplines — to bring in and reflect upon their respective expertise, knowledge system and research trajectories from and in anthropology, sociology, and contemporary art — to explore food as a multi-faceted intricacy, at the same time reconstruct the relationship between food and geography.

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