Map showing differences in the level of meat consumed in the world by IRLI, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri/6304540475/sizes/l
The academic offices may be in Berkeley, but most of the members of the Guerrilla Cartographer's team profiled on WGBH's The Salt on Wednesday for their work on "Food: An Atlas, are from Oakland."
Cartographers and geographers Darin Jensen and Molly Roy
are the book's co-editors, but many of the team who have been working
for five months to collect and organize a book presenting maps about
food systems are Oakland residents. Among those involved: book designer
and East Oakland resident Querido Galdo, editorial panel member Temra
Costa Fisher and Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, another editorial panel member.
What's this team of Oaklanders doing that got the attention of a public radio station on the other side of the country? Building an anthology of international maps focused on food systems, data and access.
Their project is a collaborative, volunteer effort and all proceeds will go to support food justice and food security causes, according to their fully-funded Kickstarter campaign.
See the WGBH story here: http://www.wgbh.org/News/Articles/2012/11/28/Guerrilla_Cartographers_Put_Global_Food_Stats_On_The_Map.cfm