This report from the fields of Huay Hin Lad Nai comes from the research team at the Centre for Ethnic Studies and Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, as part of the project Living in and with the Forest in Northern Thailand. Members of the Karen youth community discuss the Koh Toh To ceremony, which signals the end of the harvest season among the Karen of Huay Hin Lad Nai. https://vimeo.com/306969119 “Tho-B-Kha Pee-B-Syor Ma-Tha-Wee Tha-Tae-LeeOr-Ser-Kor-Me … Continue reading After the Harvest: The Koh Toh To Ceremony of the Karen in Huay Hin Lad Nai, Thailand
Kolkata has a long history of a strong and diverse street food culture. However, despite the socio-economic importance of street food as a means of livelihood as well as an accessible and affordable source of nutrition, the business is constantly threatened by issues of hygiene, harassment from local authorities and failure to comply with regulations … Continue reading Street Food Vendors’ Toolkit: Sustainable Solutions to Secure the Livelihoods of Street Food Vendors in Kolkata
As part of their project on Re-profiling Street Food in Saint Louis, Senegal, the team of researchers at Gaston Berger University are putting together a website. Currently available in French, it will also be translated into English and Wolof. The Street Food Senegal website is being created as a media platform that will Offer applications … Continue reading Website: Re-Profiling Street Food in Senegal
A recent article in The Chronicle Review addresses the age-old question: Are the humanities in decline? Using data from the National Center for Education and other US-based surveys, the author points out that, despite the popular sentiment that the humanities are perpetually in crisis, there may be real cause for concern today. What catches the … Continue reading Are the Humanities in Crisis?
The French philosopher Jacques Rancière wrote, The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation, in 1987. In this book, Rancière builds on the method of 'intellectual emancipation' created by Joseph Jacotot who argued for a method of education that empowered students rather than teachers. Rancière agreed, argueing that the schoolmaster can even know less than … Continue reading Jacques Rancière, The Ignorant Schoolmaster, 1987
The Black Lives Matter syllabus was created by Professor Frank Leon Roberts at New York University. As Roberts writes, "From the killings of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; to the suspicious death of activist Sandra Bland in Waller Texas; to the choke-hold death of Eric Garner in New York, to the killing of 17 … Continue reading Frank Leon Roberts’ Black Lives Matter syllabus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk2woJoZ52Q&feature=youtu.be This 13-minute film on Community Forest Rights of the Maldharis in Kutch, India was produced by the students of Srishti Films, Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore.
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo is an independent documentary film, funded by Women Make Films, a non-profit media organization. It was filmed in India, Japan, Bangladesh, Mexico, El Salvador, Nigeria, and the USA. It showcases the historical and geographic spread of indigo, both as a dye and as an idea. Description: "BLUE ALCHEMY: Stories of … Continue reading Watch: Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo
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
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