7 Circularity of sustainable development ideas – anthropological perspective vs. food
This article presents the subject matter of circularity from the anthropological perspective by focussing on a particular case study – pickling and fermentation workshops. Based on the 15-months ethnographic research carried out in Gdańsk, the author attempts to broaden the meaning of the circularity concept, referred stricte to the material dimension of circularity, by the circularity of ideas and ideals. The research shows that certain practices (here, various food-processing methods in particular) are “recycled” and reused, which is accompanied by the change of meanings, aesthetic or narrative, what the author interprets as “re-defining tradition”.
Keywords: quiet sustainability, fermentation, re-defining tradition