The Spatiality of Shebeens
Sweet Home Farm, Philippi, Cape Town
September 2012
In collaboration with the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation

Following in-depth empirical research by sociologists into economies and livelihoods in an informal settlement, a spatial study for the area was undertaken. Through a series of drawings, photo-documentation and interviews, sophisticated differentiation became evident in the shebeens arrangements. This material was collated into a website and exhibition which was used to broker conversations between the authorities and the shebeen owners as the shebeen operated outside the legal framework.