A photo-essay based on the YUVA–IIHS study ‘Lived Experiences in the City’s Foodscape’
The YUVA–IIHS study aimed to understand the concept of food security amongst the urban poor and the interconnected nature of food networks to other issues of urbanisation. Among the research methodology used in the study was the use of photographs to visually comprehend people’s relationship with food.
Photography workshops were conducted with the participants of the study — residents of the informal settlement of Tata Nagar in Belapur, Navi Mumbai, and the rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) RNA Colony in Vashi Naka, Chembur. The workshop focused on helping people capture their representation of food and what they consider significant to their food systems. This photo essay presents a glimpse of the visuals contributing to the study.
The two sites of the study
Dynamics of access to food
Lived realities of work
Food-related roles and responsibilities
The linkage between rights and inadequate access to food
The power of community networks
Read the complete study here.