By Srividya Srinivas As part of my MA Applied Theatre course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, I was required to do a drama-based project that connects with the practice I intended to develop after completing my MA. Funded by the Leverhulme Trusts, my project with the young people at … Continue reading Placemaking. Community engagement. Belonging.
Hasiru Dala has been working with the Samanvay Foundation to develop a data capturing app. Charles John from the Samanvay Foundation writes on the Chintu Gudiya Blog: Background Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCC) in Bengaluru are a recent-ish (since 2013-14) development in waste-management efforts of the city civic body BBMP in collaboration with various citizen … Continue reading Design considerations for Hasiru Dala’s Dry Waste Collection IMS
Madhuri Kamat Five women gather in a room in the office of Hasiru Dala to talk of the life spent wastepicking. Chinnapillai (70), Sharada (60) and Aniyamma (58) have been at it for 45 years, Lakshmi (55) for 30 years while Nadtaimma (72) is still at it even after 40 years. Amidst frequent laughter, their … Continue reading Picking through the Memories of Women Wastepickers of Bengaluru
Kabir Arora Last year in July, I received a phone call from Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula. As much as I like to work with municipal officers, it is very rare for me to receive such phone calls. He informed me that they are preparing a delegation of wastepickers from their city. The … Continue reading Panchkula’s Wastepickers Left Dumpsite and Now Do Composting