Ruth Mputeni

My project is about makeshift bridges in urban settings. They are not so safe and secure yet they offer the most convenient alternative to connect various localities. It is ironic to see such setups in cities, towns and surbubs, an example of which is the Area 47 Sector 4 bridge which connects the Area 47 surburb to Area 18 and beyond.

My interest is on the kinds of people that use the bridge, how there lives are made easier. And also on the people who make a living through the makeshift bridges either by being the ones who build and maintain the bridges and therefore demand payment from users and those who ply their trade around the bridges, taking advantage of the users that find these alternative routes useful.