Nicole Paganini

Programme Lead - Urban Food Futures

Nicole leads TMG's Urban Food Futures programme aiming at rethinking the urban-food nexus for more inclusive and resilient urban futures building on knowledge and visions co-created by communities in the respective research sites. Nicole's thematic interests include the right to food, co-creation of knowledge and feminist research approaches. Nicole obtained a PhD from Hohenheim University for her work on a food justice perspective on urban agriculture.

Nicole Paganini
With pots and pens to parliament – Understanding and responding to crises through a critical feminist lens
Blog Post

With pots and pens to parliament – Understanding and responding to crises through a critical feminist lens

A blog commemorating Women’s Day in South Africa, 9 August
Empowered women: Re-imagining food and community in Cape Town
Blog Post

Empowered women: Re-imagining food and community in Cape Town

Project partners meet some women using community kitchens to drive social transformation in Cape Town's informal settlements.
Beyond Food Aid: A “Kitchen Retreat” reimagines community in the Cape Flats
Blog Post

Beyond Food Aid: A “Kitchen Retreat” reimagines community in the Cape Flats

A space to exhale, listen and learn
What's cooking? Adding critical feminist research to the pot

Working Paper

What's cooking? Adding critical feminist research to the pot

J. Battersby, K. Ben-Zeev, N. Buthelezi, I. Fabricci, M. Fakazi, S. Kiragu-Wissler, Y. Magazi, P. Njoroge, H. Nyaba, S. Nyaba, M. Nyambura, A. Owade, N. Paganini, C. Peters, W. Peukers, P. Silwana, E. Sango, J. Weru

How community kitchens, school feeding programmes and informal savings schemes support communities in time of crises and food insecurity

Food Flows: Community kitchens and gardens in Gugulethu, Cape Town

Info Brief

Food Flows: Community kitchens and gardens in Gugulethu, Cape Town

Deon Lottering, Kathrin Krause, Nomonde Buthelezi, Busi Selena, Pamela Silwana, Nicole Paganini, Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom

Mapping existing community kitchens and gardens in the informal settlement Gugulethu in Cape Town

Urban Commons: Community kitchens, saving schemes, and school feeding programmes

Info Brief

Urban Commons: Community kitchens, saving schemes, and school feeding programmes

Jane Battersby, Keren Ben-Zeev, Nomonde Buthelezi, Matilda Fazaki, Serah Kiragu-Wissler, Patrick Njoroge, Sanelisiwe Nayaba, Atula Owade, Nicole Paganini, Caroline Peters, Wendy Peuker, Pamela Silwana, Edouard Sango, Mary Wambui, Samuel Wairimu,Jane Weru

Exploring the potential urban commons hold as spaces for social cohesion and nutrition justice

Dialing up Critical Feminist Research as Lockdown Dialed us Down: How a Pandemic Sparked Community Food Dialogs in Cape Town, South Africa

Article

Dialing up Critical Feminist Research as Lockdown Dialed us Down: How a Pandemic Sparked Community Food Dialogs in Cape Town, South Africa

Nicole Paganini, Keren Ben-Zeev, Khutala Bokolo, Nomonde Buthelezi, Sanelisiwe Nyaba, Haidee Swanby

A co-authored paper reporting on household food security during the pandemic in four neighborhoods of the Cape Flats

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