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Fozia Ismail

Fozia Ismail, scholar, cook and founder of Arawelo Eats, a platform for exploring politics, identity and colonialism through East African food.


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Fozia Ismail Bio

 

Fozia Ismail, scholar, cook and founder of Arawelo Eats, a platform for exploring politics, identity and colonialism through East African food.  

She has designed and delivered workshops/presentations for organisations such as Keep It Complex, Company Drinks, Serpentine Gallery, Jerwood Project Space, Tate Modern, Museum of London,  National Trust -Colonial Countryside Project, Media Bounty, Barings Bank -Oxford Cultural Collective, Courtauld Art Institute, London School of Economics and was Bristol City Fellow for Arnolfini Contemporary Art Centre in 2019 for her project Camel Meat & Tapes.

Her work has been published by Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery (2017 & 2019) and she has designed lectures/seminar series on Food & Empire for London School of Economics and for Black Book a global representation platform for black and non-white people working within hospitality and food media.

She has been featured on Observer Food Magazine, BBC Radio 4 Food ProgrammeOxford Symposium on Food & Cookery Ox Tales podcast, Food 52, London Eater, Vice Munchies, Vittles & Bristol 24/7.

She recently co-produced a podcast on Cassette Tapes with Caraboo Projects- listen here.

When not critically eating her way through life’s messiness she can be found plotting with her sisters in arms Ayan Cilmi  and fellow Pervasive Media Resident, Asmaa Jama as part of dhaqan collective, a Somali feminist art collective in Bristol.