SERIOUS FUN | food for thought

The African Centre for Cities and dala devised a participatory public performance that engaged with the public’s understanding of food security and nutrition in Cape Town. The game was designed around an installation of shopping trolleys. The installation served both as a prop, and as a visual description of how food security in South Africa works, from the small trader to the franchise supermarket. Willing participants were asked to shop for a meal within the limitations of differing starting budgets. These budgets determined how they chose to interact with the installation, and what food products they purchased. With the assistance of performers and facilitators, the purchases were then weighed against the nutritional index, and from that a short discussion with a food expert took place.

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