The project is a multi-sited, detailed investigation that connects contexts, communities, and concerns through varied knowledge practise like lived-in ethnography, systems design, socio-technical systems, and human-centred design. It is informed by institutions and people that inspire and enlarge collective social and ecological impacts. The study looks at my practice in two geographies: Jabhua, Madhya Pradesh, with Shivganga, and Eastern Uttar Pradesh, with Janastu. It reflexively regards different mediums that shape human perceptions and hence mediate the relationship between humans and their lifeworld. Part 1 explores the landscape of Jabhua, its contexts and mediations in education, entrepreneurship, and the use of media and ICTs (information and communication technologies). Part 2 takes learnings and reflections forward in storytelling, media making, local infrastructures, and technology with Janastu. The project is also blended with dispatches from the pandemic, where one was both lost and found. Essentially, the project aims to consciously look at the repercussions and beneficiaries of experimental knowledge and technological practices. In conclusion, the project draws critically drew from practice and presented learnings to situate the role of design further in building feminist sustainable technological systems.
Education, Entreprenuership, ICT, Mediation, Technology