Book Presentations & Readings Series: Social Innovations through Arts and Food:Theory and Practice from Around the Globe, by Prof. Nadezhda Savova-Grigorova
March 09, 2019
The lecture will present both the academic and hands-on community development work of cultural anthropologist Dr. Nadezhda Savova-Grigorova. Nadezhda will discuss her doctorate research at Princeton University and more recent projects exploring the power of community arts and of museums’ outreach programs to catalyze social transformations, comparing diverse cases in Latin America and Eastern Europe. As an award-winning social entrepreneur from the World Women Economic Forum, Nadezhda will share life-changing stories from her work creating innovative, “high-touch” bread-making services as a new kind of art therapy and method for peace-building and conflict-prevention in fractured communities around the globe. For this initiative, called the Bread Houses Network (www.breadhousesnetwork.org), based in Bulgaria (www.bread.bg) but coordinating trained facilitators globally, and her travels researching local cultural and culinary traditions in more than 70 countries, Nadezhda was recognized as “Traveller with a Mission of the Year 2012” by the National Geographic.