Find, make, use. Food, shelter and safety in the city

A Talk by Chuma Mgcoyi
ERF 81" The Farm " / Tyisa Nabanye

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Access to affordable living space is a challenge in many cities, and very hard in Cape Town where levels of inequality are among the worst in the world. Where marginal spaces are found, the legal and practical realities make any living arrangement risky and insecure. Using space to grow food becomes untenable, even where healthy soil and access to sunlight can be found. How do the underresourced residents find their way to healthy food, secure shelter and safe spaces in such a city? And what resources can they draw on in the face of a crisis like COVID-19? What creative solutions and innovations have we overlooked that might point the way to a different post-crisis future?


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Chuma Mgcoyi

Chuma is a food activist that wants to build sustainable livelihoods within the occupation that she currently resides in. She currently hopes to contribute to building food sovereignty within the City, through actively being part of Local movements such as the Food Sovereignty campaign which is part of alliances like La Via campesina globally and with other partners

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