The Edible Map project
I have been developing the Edible Mapping Project since 2010. The project combines map making, artist-led walks, costumes, and performance as well as initiating actual food growing projects such as the growing of wheat in Newcastle.
The drawn maps are located in Croydon (2009), Hackney, east London (2010, 2011), Peterborough (2015), Newcastle (2015/ 2018), and Dallas (2015), and Domiz refugee camp (2019).
I argue that these maps help visualise the potential for local food production within typical urban spaces such as rooftops, car parks, grassed spaces, and vacant lots. Often, I use these maps to take people on walks around the neighbourhood to develop discussions in situ about how we might innovate everyday urban spaces to incorporate food production.
Below you will find greater detail about several of these projects, a gallery of maps as well as the costumes that are used to bring everyday urban food production to life.