About: The project
This website is part of a project carried out by students on the International Communication and Culture Masters course at the University of Leicester.
The International Communication and Culture MA is designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of communication as a cultural process. The aim of the course is to help students develop a high level of competence in intercultural communication, meaning-making, global communication and culturally sensitive practices.
One of the core modules of the course, “Representing Intercultural Meaning: Exhibition” teaches students to understand curatorial practices. Through organizing an online exhibition, students develop the abilities of being a communicator and cultural practitioner and gain useful skills, such as project management, time management and team collaboration.
After several months of research, we have created Cross Cultural Cuisine: Multicultural Restaurants on Leicester's London Road. The aim of this online exhibition is to investigate the links between Leicester, multiculturalism and restaurants on one of the city’s busiest roads.
Regardless of culture, nationality or ethnicity, we all eat. Food is an important part of any culture. Exploring where and what we eat is a direct and accessible way to investigate multiculturalism in Leicester.
By studying restaurants on Leicester’s London Road, this exhibition explores issues such as multiculturalism, interculturalism and the link between food and identity. Please explore the texts, images and audio clips in our exhibition and learn more about food, culture and the city of Leicester.
Click on the map below to see the location of the University of Leicester