– As a coalition of one vegan, one carnivore and one flexitarian, we are humbly expanding the conversation between ourselves to include a larger group of people.
Nina Børke offers the following description:
31Days is a happy and playful take on an emerging global imperative to re-think what we put on our plates. The subject matter of animal consumption typically holds a curious position at the furthermost tucked-away compartments of our minds, and tends to escape contemplation. Wrapped in layers of conventions, traditions, relations and emotions, it is a topic that can be hard to engage in conversation. Nevertheless a series of converging issues – climate, health, global resource distribution, animal ethics – is currently beckoning our relationship to food into centre stage and onto top of mind, pointing towards what seems an inevitable future shift in the food system. Waymarkers are big global food corporations trying to maneuvre towards plant based food, dynamic innovative startups, disruptive technologies, charismatic game changers, high profile investors, celebrity protagonists and renewed philosophical discourse.
We wanted to be part of the conversation. 31Days focuses on the act of exchanging ideas and news, a conversation by doing (and eating) rather than by saying.
The book has become a celebration of– and a conversation about veganism; told, cooked, photographed, improvised, drawn and mused over. Chapters by people completely new to the idea, rubbing shoulders with chapters by profiled writers whose unique perspectives offers a varied set of entry points to the subject matter. Among these are: James Wallman, Daniel Crockett, Aksel Braanen Sterri, David MacFarlane, Isha Datar, Marije Vogelzang, Jonas Ersland, Tobias Leenaert, Nick Hagger, Kai Wu, Jostein Sand Nilsen and Mia Frogner.
–The best thing about the project, is the amount of honesty invested in it, from all parties. The book may be artfully composed, but on second glance, I think there ́s a good portion of messiness involved, in a good way. So it is positioned right there, in the complex, conflicted and somewhat confusing duality of the tipping point it took upon itself to explore.