TMG Think Tank

Academic research, including feminist analysis, and scientific writing for a specialist audience.

At the height of Covid-19, TMG’s Urban Food Futures Programme embarked on a transdisciplinary co-research project with community-based partners in Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa. The aim was to support women volunteers in community kitchens to gain a deeper understanding of how people living in informal settlements and low-income urban neighbourhoods were coping with the crisis, being largely locked out of formal service provision and governance structures. In this project, Mycelium Media Colab worked with TMG to reconceptualise the final report as an academic paper that contributes to the literature on transformative pathways to build more inclusive and resilient cities, with a particular focus on how increased food security contributes to reduced violence, especially gender-based violence, in communities facing complex crises.