How do we transform the Cape Metropolitan food system into one which is sustainablie and secure? This is the essential question which has birthed the T-lab; a series of workshops gathering stakeholders from various spheres and backgrounds in order to imagine ways to shift a system in crisis.
By bringing together a diverse group of actors that are actively engaged in creating alternatives in the food industry, such as
restaurateurs and chefs, producers, informal food traders, indigenous food foragers, food scientists, and academics, the T-lab sought to create bridges between people that would never otherwise have interacted.
Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Complex Systems in Transition (CST) and the Southern Africa Food Lab, a number of T-labs have been held in order to empower and inform participants.
Read more in our reports:
and in this article which explores Coming to terms with the messiness of T-Labs.