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The Atlas of Food. A space of representation, a place for policies, a methodology of territorial analyisis

Author: Egidio Dansero, Giacomo Pettenati, Alessia Toldo
Publisher:University of Turin
2017

The proposed contribution presents the theoretical background, the aims and the design of a research-action which is being implemented by an interdisciplinary group or research based in Turin (Italy), including geographers, planners, IT experts, agronomists, designers. The core of the project is the development of a methodology of analysis of urban food systems based on the realization of a multimedia, interactive, participated Atlas of Food, centered on the city of Turin. The general objective of the project is to develop and implement an interdisciplinary methodology of food system analysis and assessment, at the metropolitan scale, through traditional charts and maps, participatory mapping and a strict relationship with social networks, for field action. The Atlas, which aims at being considered as a box for the collection and the production of knowledge about food in Turin, is divided into three main sections: a) a review of already existing maps and representations about the food system (a map of maps), which are critically reviewed and organized, in order to produce a catalogue of the different existing representations; b) a collection of static maps, specifically produced for the atlas, representing data about the food system coming both from official archives (e.g. census) and from users and actors of the food system. The static maps will be open to updates and corrections, following the suggestions of users; c) a platform for users-generated, dynamic, interactive maps, based on crowd-mapping and the integration with social networks.

Organization: Academia/ University
Region: Europe
Coverage: Italy
Areas of focus: Governance and planning
Tags: Food system analysis, Monitor and evaluation, Multi-stakeholdres working groups