Международно признание

  • VOLONTEUROPE – награда за инициативата ‘Солидарен хляб’ за най-иновативна доброволческа инициатива за 2019
  • URBiNAT – каталог за природосъобразни решения – представя модела на Мрежа Хлебни къщи като добра практика в областта на социалната и солидарната икономика.
  • RACCOMBAT – платформа с инструменти и механизми за предотвратяване и противодействие на расизма и ксенофобията към чужденци – представя практиката на Мрежа Хлебни къщи за месене на хляб за социално включване като инструмент с голям потенциал за насърчаване на толерантността и взаимното уважение.
  • FOOD PODCAST – платформа за аудио репортажи за инициативи, свързани с храна, които имат позитивно екологично и/или социално въздействие – представя модела на Хлебната къща като общностен център, функциониращ като социално предприятие.
  • The European Commission’s platform on Social Integration Good Practices включи Мрежа Хлебни къщи като модел за социална интеграция. Целият доклад тук.
  • 2016: Награда “Iconic Innovative Trailblazers of the Decade” на Women Economic Forum 2016, на който присъстват 1500 делегати от 75 страни.
  • 2016: Играта „Хлебари без граници” е сред десетте финалисти в конкурса за Наградата за междукултурни иновации (Intercultural Innovation Award) на Алианса на цивилизациите на ООН (UNAOC) и BMW Group.
  • Мрежа Хлебни къщи анализирани като добър пример на иновация в социалната икономика в бестселъра на John Thackara. 2015. How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today.
  • Bългарският финалист в Глобалната иницатива на CHIVAS – THE VENTURE WIN THE RIGHT WAY, 2015.
  • The Global AGENDA 21 for Culture, анализирани като пример за смесица от социално предприятие и общностен център за социално включване след лично посещение на президента на световно ниво, Катрин Кълън. Прочетете доклада на президента на AGENDA 21 Катрин Кулен за посещението ѝ в първата Хлебна къща в Габрово.

Национално признание

Международни академични публикации и проучвания

  • Our work has so far inspired various academic research papers, doctorate dissertations, university courses and case studies in books and articles.

Here are a few of them:

  • Olive, Raymond. Master Thesis. The Pratt Institute, NY, School of Art and Design, MS in Interior Design, 2013, “Interventional Design as a Mechanism for Social Innovation: The Bread House”, http://raymondolive.com/RaymondThesis2013a

See more innovative design projects, related to the Bread Houses Network (Dough-Nations; Bread for Peace Toolkit; Mobile Bread House) on Raymond Olive’s website: http://raymondolive.com

  • The Princeton University David Gardner Magic Grant 2013 was awarded to the Mobile Bread House project, envisioned by Dr. Nadezhda Savova-Grigorova and designed and executed by Raymond Olive, MS and Pete Abrams.
  • The University of Massachusetts-Amherst won a Mellon Foundation Digital Humanities grant to fund the development of an undergraduate course, entitled “Gender and Bread: Embodied Gender Online, offered for the first time in Fall 2013 by Dr. Leda Cooks, professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

“The course’s goal is to bring together the study of gender, culture, identity, and new social movements with the material practices of organizing, cooking, and sharing bread with others in the community. Students in the course will learn about the various ways food and bodies intersect with identities, technologies, and politics by working online and offline to build a local Bread House, linked to the global BREAD Movement (Bridging Resources for Ecological and Art- based Development) pioneered by the Bread Houses Network. Through readings that explore the private and public political practices of cooking, eating and feeding others around the world, the class will consider the symbolic meanings and attachments to place, body, labor, emotion, production and consumption, as well as the very material connections to the same.This class presents an unusual site to analyze food production, which is a traditionally done by women, and technology use which, research shows, is largely accessible to and more frequently used by men than women globally. At the same time, participating in the BREAD Movement offers a unique entry into bridging the humanities with activism and gendered limitations of community-based organizing.”


One of the tangible, long-term goals of the course was to work toward the initiation of a BREAD House in the Pioneer Valley, Western Massachusetts, and the result is the Pioneer Valley Bread House, an on-going active group of students, professors and community members who organize community baking events with the Theater of Crumbs method of the Bread Houses Network, reaching out to various isolated groups and communities, from a shelter for war veterans to various ethnic minorities.

  • Savova-Grigorova, N. 2016. “Sensory Houses: Cross-sensorial Learning in the Anthropology of Development for all Ages”, in F.Murphy (ed.), Evolving Humanity – Emerging Worlds: Towards an Anthropology of Sustainability?. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Savova, Nadezhda. Doctorate Dissertation (Princeton University, Cultural Anthropology Department, 2013), “Bread and Home: Global Cultural Politics in the Tangible Places of Intangible Heritage” (350 pages)

Savova, N. 2011 b. “The Living (Bread) Houses Network: (fish) nets, nodules, platforms”, 229-247 in Networks: The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21st Century, edited by Biserka Cvjeticanin. Paris: UNESCO.

Savova, N. 2011 a. “Arm’s Length and ‘Hand-shake’ Policies: Community Arts Alternatives to Outcome-based Development (Insights from Brazil, Bulgaria, and South Africa)”, in Special Double Issue of Culture and Local Governance on “Culture and Sustainable Communities”, Vol. 3, No. 1-2, pp. 29-41.Guest editors: Nancy Duxbury, Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal; M. Sharon Jeannotte, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa.

  • Yakova, Lilia. Doctoral Dissertation. Purdue University, Brian Lamb School of Communication, 2016, “Communicating to oppress and liberate, reproduce and transform: A study of food insecurity as a material-discursive system” (287 pages).
  • Doncheva, Yana. Master Thesis. The University of Edinburgh, MA Sustainable development with Social anthropology, School of Social and Political Science, College of Humanities and Social Science, 2016, “Bread baking and social sustainability. “We knead in order to bond closer together” “.