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# Bidar DLL Located Reimaginations report
Srishti school of art and design, bangalore in collaboration with Deccan Living Labs (DLL); Team Yuva, Bidar; Janastu, bangalore and the local traditional communities (Bhooteru, Kidmatdaar, Kumbaras, Shayaraan) of Bidar organized "Located Reimaginations", Facilitating collective speculations around marginalised practices and local archival infrastructures with Voice as a medium.
Janastu is working with DLL on ‘Co-creating local knowledge networks: A women-centric approach through local music, songs, folklore and dance’ project supported by the Association for Progressive Communications as a catalytic intervention grant.
Two week (12 - 21 February 2020) on-site workshop in Bidar for undergraduate design students, here is the [outline and plan of the program](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pPCsv3Oy2bdl1xcO6OeaT4dYdHFH36Jgul8AR2Sp7io/edit)
The main goal was to facilitate local communities working with the DLL network to speculate the ways in which they could use ‘voice’ as a medium to interact and engage with the open-source Community Owned Wifi (COW) Mesh network in order to sustain their practices of living.
The specific objectives towards achieving this aim are as follows,
* To understand and map the current archival material collected by the DLL team from different communities as part of the open archives project.
* To understand and map open-source COW Mesh and Archival technologies.
* To identify two - three communities and engage with them to facilitate collective speculations.
* To involve extended communities, such as engineering students, high-school students, etc., in an intensive ‘hack-a-thon’ to produce prototypes of the ideas emerging out of collective speculative design.
* To document all the ideas and prototypes for future exploration.
Shalini and Sanketh from Janastu facilitated sessions to introduce the students to COW mesh and it's applications so that the core technical infrastructure is a active part of the design process.
On 17th February 2020 - Day 8 : In the second week of the workshop. there was an introduction by Shalini and Sanket from Janastu. Who introduced the COW Mesh network and Janastu is the team who is working on COW-Mesh network and involved in oral history (storytelling) of Bidar through archival technologies. Later Shalini and Sanket talked about the COW Mesh network and how it works then presented with demonstration. They explained uniqueness of storytelling practices in the communities and discussed Raspberry PI, which aims to reconnect with the neighbors.
In the Hackathon day, Shalini displayed Maaya application for an open to public exhibition. The presentation started a lot of conversations and started telling that Maaya is for AV storytelling tool, As part of our long term interests in story telling and Our vision is to provide tools that enable, Talking as a way of publishing, Seeing as a way to socialize, Listening as a way to discover, Storytelling as a way to nourish, Interaction as a way to livelihoods.
Then the students were divided into 4 groups to work on various aspects, the individual group reports are below,
1. Bhooteru Group:
2. Kidmatdaar: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LVE7UGWn03i5Hhi4p6CSNoxkBRChBsXX
3. Kumbaras: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tYXZ_1dBfR2Gcg5ZVt0UBIUtIJbKzJdj
4. Shayaraan: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11e1k9uF0HwuEeSDg4BksQXlpUpO5YTas
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