The GUSTOLAB : FOOD SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY (GLI) cluster investigates food systems and sustainability, fields which simultaneously involve the physical place (which produces food), the people and cities (which consume the food) and the technology (used in its production, processing and distribution).
Since 2005, when our first program on Food and Culture in Italy was launched (with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) this field of study has increased in importance by becoming fundamentally interdisciplinary, and therefore many food-related study abroad programs are now flourishing as a response to the increasing awareness and demand in society.
Gustolab Founder and CEO says “As an Italian, I know the importance of food culture in Italy and have always considered this country to be the perfect laboratory for studies related to food.”
GLI CLUSTER COURSE OFFERINGS
Our courses, internships & programs in the GLI cluster will help you to appreciate food as a cultural product of Italy but also to use food as an instrument of analysis of our economy, society and politics. Our wide variety of courses in the GLI cluster include:
GLI 201 Italian Food & Culture
GLI 202 Nutrition in the Mediterranean world. “Psychology, Science & Politics of Mediterranean Diet”
GLI 203 Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
GLI 299 Food production: Olive Oil, Wine.
GLI 301 UN SDGs: the Italian Context
GLI 302 Sustainable Business Marketing in Italy
GLI 303 Food & Digital Media.
GLI 401 Critical Studies on Food: from Production to Waste
GLI 402 Critical Studies on Food: Food Waste in Italy
GLI 403 Food Media, Communication & Trends
GLI 404 Food, Nutrition & Culture in Italy
GLI 105 Japanese Culinary Practices & the Sensible World
GLI 106 Osaka the Story of Food: A Field Study