TAPESTRY: Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways to Sustainability in Marginal Environments
TAPESTRY: Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways to Sustainability in Marginal Environments is an innovative project that examines how progressive change can help drive climate change adaptation and resilience. Focusing on vulnerable coastal areas in India and Bangladesh (Mumbai, the Sundarbans and Kutch), it aims to reimagine the role of societal transformation in sustainable development.
By supporting bottom-up development and placing marginalized communities at the centre of the process, the project will enable those most affected by climate change to lead in the development of solutions to its impacts. The findings will support more inclusive and citizen-led adaptation strategies, incorporating the skills and knowledge of normally excluded groups, in India, Bangladesh and other countries with marginalized populations at risk.
• Collaborative fieldwork on social and environmental change in vulnerable coastal areas in India and Bangladesh (Mumbai, the Sundarbans and Kutch).
• Pop-up exhibition presenting findings to metropolitan audiences in Kolkata, Mumbai and Dhaka.
• Dissemination of findings through journal articles and multiple non-academic outputs, including blogs, audio-visual material, newspaper articles, policy briefs, Photovoice and life histories.
Cities, uncertainty and climate change
8 May 2019