Since 2015, the “Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley” project has brought together active collaborators from across campus to help bridge the gaps between food and justice. This democratically-produced, dynamic map aims to both reveal barriers to the full participation of historically marginalized community members in food-related learning and practice, and highlight opportunities and successes in overcoming such obstacles.
We’ve mapped the UC Berkeley food system in both the traditional, geographic sense of cartography, and in the more expansive sense of visualizing webs of relationships. The UC Berkeley Foodscape Map thus includes a multi-layered map of the campus, as well as multiple information graphics, audio interviews, and historical timelines. To explore the UC Berkeley food system as cartography, please go to the geographic map. For ease of navigation, check and uncheck categories to toggle layers and pop-up menus. To explore the UC Berkeley food system as a web of relationships, please visit the map gallery and click around, and listen to our collection of narratives.
Data collection by Angelina Amezcua, Dennis Uyat, Emily Altman, Hortencia Rodríguez, Melina Packer, Natalia Semeraro, and Nathalie Munoz
Visualization by Hortencia Rodríguez and Melina Packer, using CARTO