About the Project
Bristol's communities live in their silo's and the divide between groups is getting wider. People have become isolated and disengaged. Sharing food has no agenda and people readily come to such events and are happy to talk about their food memories - their favourite dish, etc and why. Shared stories build shared memories and in turn shared ground. Our aim is to strengthen communities in this way.
About the Charity
91 Ways to Build A Global City is a project within the charitable trust. There are 91 languages spoken in Bristol. Bristol is a fast-growing city with a fast-growing ethnic population. Like many cities, we face the challenge of how to get diverse groups to connect and celebrate this diversity, to celebrate our similarities and our differences. 91 Ways uses the uniting power of food to build bridges between communities and isolated groups. We use food as a hand of friendship for people to come, talk and meet and we ask them to share their memories and stories about food. Food is a marker of culture and identity and in this way, people can share who they are, their values and also create shared common ground. We create city-wide events, inter-connecting communities and inter-generation.