Creating An Atlas Of The World Depicted Through Food

Creating An Atlas Of The World Depicted Through Food

Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, 'Food: An Atlas' seeks to create a greater awareness of where certain edible items come from.

Emma Hutchings
  • 22 october 2012

Food: An Atlas seeks to map food in order to create a greater awareness of where it comes from and how it relates to our lives. The growing collection of over 60 maps has been cooperatively-created by a guerrilla cartography community of more than 100 people around the world.

The atlas covers varied subjects such as global cropland distribution, L.A’s historic agrarian landscape, community supported fisheries in Massachusetts, the redistribution of food surpluses in Italy, and the Taco Trucks of East Oakland. Its chapters focus on food production, food distribution, food security, and cuisine.

The informative and thought-provoking atlas fuses traditional cartography, poster art, infographics, and journalistic text blocking. Its creators hope that “by exploring and mapping the world of food we are able to gain a better understanding of the role food plays in our lives and our communities.” Food: An Atlas has reached its $20,000 goal on Kickstarter but there is still a short amount of time left to get your own copy for $25 or an e-book version for $10. Check out the campaign video below to find out more:

Food: An Atlas

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