In this blog ┬áportion of my Capstone project, I analyze the most ubiquitous feature of Dhaka’s urban food system: the tea stall. The tea stall plays a wide variety of roles in Dhaka, ranging from providing low-cost nutrition to contesting the construction and occupation of public space.

Part 1 provides an overview of Dhaka’s food system in general, its formal vs. informal nature, and the status of food security in the city.

The written blog component is complimented with the recording of my conversation with Kazi Fatah, program head of BRAC Urban Development Program.

Urban Metabolisms