The Common Table

The Common Table is a publishing platform dedicated to food futures and systemic change. 

Our aim is to bring viewpoints and insights from around the world to the table, to enable greater constructive dialogue and exchange about new ways of understanding, approaching and potentially improving the food-related systems that surround and include us. 

We are all about food thinking, which means always considering the bigger picture. We ask ourselves and our contributors: What is the context of this story? What does it reveal to us about how our food and other systems work? How can this contribute towards better fairer food futures through transparency, agency, collaboration and care?

This platform is founded and run by studio_lovell. As a mother-daughter duo we, Sophie and Orlando Lovell, debate across generations. As a design & architecture writer and a food designer, we believe in “food thinking” as a tool to connect through the intersections between knowledge sets, disciplines and fields.

The Common Table started out as a kitchen-table production made with love and journalistic know-how but great critical content needs nourishing. Become a regular TCT patron and help us nurture and support our writers and illustrators in the search for better and fairer food futures for everyone.
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