Watch: Revisiting Delhi: From the Neighbourhood to the City

https://vimeo.com/222512810 In early 2017, the Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK) at Ambedkar University, as a part of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA) roundtable in Delhi, produced this process film, discussing the methodology and experience of putting together a  pop-up neighbourhood museum at Mehrauli. The film discusses the importance of these museums as repositories of … Continue reading Watch: Revisiting Delhi: From the Neighbourhood to the City

From Accra to Ambedkar University, Delhi

African and Asian scholars have had multiple trajectories of collaboration. But these links are conventional. They tend to, by structure of form or content, nudge conversations to revolve around either international relations or economic globalization. In the case of India, themes and agendas with African partners tend to be around strategic interests, Chinese policies or … Continue reading From Accra to Ambedkar University, Delhi

Rotational Farming with the Karen in Thailand

From 25th to 27th November 2017, the CMU team participated in a Rotational Farming Workshop hosted by the Huay Hin Lad Nai community and young chefs from all over the Thailand. In total, over 30 people attended the workshop, including academics, writers, baristas, and food entrepreneurs. The workshop aimed to enhance awareness and to create … Continue reading Rotational Farming with the Karen in Thailand

Rebecca Solnit, Kenneth Grahame and Robert Walser on the art of walking

Rebecca Solnit, in her 2000 book Wanderlust: A History of Walking, writes how the act of walking and observing opens the door to scholarship: Where does it start? Muscles tense. One leg a pillar, holding the body upright between the earth and sky. The other a pendulum, swinging from behind. Heel touches down. The whole … Continue reading Rebecca Solnit, Kenneth Grahame and Robert Walser on the art of walking

Video: Chennai Poromboke Paadal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82jFyeV5AHM This video was produced by Vettiver Collective, an activist group, in Chennai, India. It is intended to bring to the awareness of the state government and civil society the need to safeguard the delicate ecosystem of the Ennore creek, a backwater located in Ennore Chennai, 20 km north of the city centre and 2.6 km south of the Ennore Port. … Continue reading Video: Chennai Poromboke Paadal