Cluster | Introducing Foodscapes

Let us introduce you to Thirza and Anna, coordinators of the CSPS Foodscapes Cluster. This research cluster is all about the societal landscape in which food systems are embedded. 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 contexts in which food is produced, distributed, acquired and consumed, and present fascinating settings to study the structures of our society in general and the role of food in particular. Performing critical food studies, this cluster discusses the social, political and economic meanings of food and how these are embedded in the way we shape our society. This way we aim to contribute to a more sustainable, healthy and just food system.

Currently they are organizing an amazing Foodscapes Reading Retreat, 2-3 May in Utrecht.

Want to know more about this cluster or join the Reading Retreat? Have a look at or contact Anna (anna.roodhof@wur.n) or Thirza (