After the Harvest: The Koh Toh To Ceremony of the Karen in Huay Hin Lad Nai, Thailand

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

Street Food Vendors’ Toolkit: Sustainable Solutions to Secure the Livelihoods of Street Food Vendors in Kolkata

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

Jacques Rancière, The Ignorant Schoolmaster, 1987

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

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

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