In the project Currents and Currency in Cape Town’s Watery Worlds Solomon explores the emerging social movements opposing the pollution of urban waterways in Cape Town. Unjust and unstainable approaches to dealing with urban pollution, coupled with the awarding of extremely expensive infrastructure projects that rely on logics of commodifying water undermine the rights enshrined in South Africa’s constitution, creating a legal quandary: a growing corporate-municipal alliance focused on billing for waste water management, that often blames the poor and is reluctant to release resources (funds and data) necessary to improve water quality in rivers, estuaries and marine environments
Currents and Currency in Cape Town’s Watery Worlds
Currents and Currency explores the emerging social movements opposing the pollution of urban waterways in Cape Town. Through video and richly illustrated papers the project dives into questions about the forms of politics at play in the urban environmental management and infrastructure development.