17/11/2019

Dr Anna Sulan Masing

Dr Anna Sulan Masing – Writer,  academic & trends forecaster, and co-founder of AMP

Dr Anna Sulan Masing

Anna Sulan began writing to tell stories through theatre, which grew into a freelance writing career, a PhD and developing projects around food and creating communities. 

Born in Canberra, Australia, whilst her father was there finishing his PhD. Anna Sulan grew up in Sarawak, Malaysia and Auckland, New Zealand, and moving to London to study performing arts.

Anna Sulan Masing

In early 2014 she completed her doctorate, looking at how identity changes when space and location changes. It was through dance, storytelling and food that these concepts of changing identities were embodied

Journalistically Anna Sulan writes about food and the hospitality industry – including publications London Eater, At The Table magazine and industry publication CODE.

Food is a huge part of Anna Sulan’s identity and it continuously features in her writing, performance and research.

“Ask any Malaysian they will tell you that we can talk about food 24/7, if given half that chance! Food is fun. It is how we build home and is very much how we learn to navigate our belonging – it is emotional, visceral but mostly – it is fun.”

In 2018 she began coordinating AMP (A Meeting Place) along with Victoria Stewart and Romy Gill, a digital zine which aims to amplify female expertise in and around the broader discussion of food sustainability.

AMP - A Meeting Place - montage

She also co-founded the popular Voices At The Table events with editor Miranda York, which brings together the food, literary and performance world for a literary salon around food; which is now a podcast.

Voices at the Table - Anna Sulan Masing and Miranda York

Join Anna Sulan in our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall to discuss some of her favorite topics – politics, food  and sustainability.  She’ll cover food systems and how sustainability is  anchored in people Book your place here!

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