Foodscapes

Project: Staff

Project Details

Description

Food is an important part of everyone’s daily life, both shaping and manifesting social relations, including expressions of identity and the execution of power. Food is also an inherent point of interaction between humans and nature. Foodscapes represent the socio-spatial environments in which food is produced, distributed, acquired, prepared, consumed and disposed of. As such foodscapes present fascinating settings to study the structures of our society in general and the role of food in particular. Performing critical food studies, the group of researchers involved in this project discuss the social, political and economic meanings of food and how these are embedded in the way we shape our society. This way they aim to contribute to a more sustainable, healthy and just food system.
Central research interests of current members: food sharing, diverse food economies, food aid, community food initiatives, food planning, socio-spatial design, food utopias, gendered food roles, home-growing and gardening.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/24