Campus Food Players

Peer-Reviewed Publications on the Foodscape Mapping Project

Fanshel, R. Z., & Iles, A. (2022). Mapping Inequity: The Campus Foodscape as Pedagogy and Practice. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6.

Fanshel, Rosalie Z., and Alastair Iles. 2020. “Transforming the Campus Foodscape Through Participatory Mapping.” Case Studies in the Environment 4 (1120325). Download the pdf here.

Project Overview

Since 2015, the Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley project has brought together hundreds of collaborators from across campus to help bridge the gaps between our campus food system and the communities it serves. The resulting democratically-produced, dynamic UC Berkeley Foodscape Map aims to reveal barriers in food-related learning and practice for marginalized community members, and highlight opportunities to overcome these obstacles. To see the locations of the food-related services and facilities on campus, go to the Geographic Asset Map. To examine specific aspects of the campus food system in more detail, explore the Academic Units, Campus Facilities, Service Units, and Student Leadership tabs. The maps here highlight but a few of the many facets of the UC Berkeley Foodscape, which encompasses (but is not limited to) teaching, research, student organizations and activism, administrative decisions and initiatives, support services, campus gardens, and dining services, eateries, catering, and other procurement.

April 2017

The interactive Campus Food Players diagram below shows Berkeley’s “foodscape” of academic units, student leadership groups, service units, and physical facilities, organized by formal reporting structure, allowing you to see at a glance how decisions and funding travel through the system. While many entities—including the Berkeley Food Institute itself—have shared governance structures, we have mapped according to immediate administrative lines of reporting. Click the gold buttons on the side of a node to expand to the next level, and the gray buttons to collapse them again.

All names link to official websites; faculty affiliate and food course totals link to the respective Berkeley Food Institute lists for more information. UC Berkeley has many close food-related collaborations across the UC system not visualized here, including through the UC Global Food Initiative, the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Nutrition Policy Institute.


All the Players Treant


Data collection by Angelina Amezcua, Nadia Barhoum, Rosalie Zdzienicka Fanshel, Melina Packer, Will Payne, Dennis Uyat, and Kara Young. Final visualization by Will Payne.