Highlights of June 2017:
- The second India Think Tank forum, a meeting place for leading think tanks in India, was held in New Delhi on June 19 - 21, 2017, co-organised by Observer Research Foundation (ORF), McKinsey Global Institute and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) and University of Pennsylvania. Bharath participated in the forum, and was part of a panel discussion on ‘India’s urbanisation challenge’.
- A team from the TATA trust visited Fields of View on June 28, 2017.
- Fields of View was selected as one of the grantees of ‘Gender Bender 2017’, an initiative of Sandbox Collective and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore which will be held on September 9 and 10, 2017 at the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore. For more details, please click here. You can also keep track of the event via Facebook.
- A reading club, Odiri began at Fields of View on 30th June 2017.
Highlights of July 2017:
- BMTC organised a Janaspandana, a citizen engagement initiative at the Banashankari Traffic and Transit Management Centre on July 4, 2017, to discuss suggestions and ideas to improve bus services, and Anirudh participated in the same.
- Between July 9 - 12, 2017, Bharath and Sruthi conducted a training programmes on policy tools such as games and simulations and attendant approaches for policymaking for around 25 Class I officials of the Sri Lankan administrative services, and around 100 new recruits to the Sri Lankan administrative services. These were day-long workshops held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) campus in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The training programme was organised by UNDP Sri Lanka in partnership with SLIDA.
- A city game session was conducted at the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka. One of the participants, Sanjana Hattotuwa wrote about it in The Island, a newspaper in Sri Lanka.You can read it here
- The Hindu wrote about FoV’s work , which was published on July 9, 2017. You can read it here
- Harsha and Harish visited the Institute of Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, for a final review of the project where FoV designed a tool to control a robot designed by IPR.
- We had our Annual General Body meeting on July 23rd, 2017.
- Between January 18 and 21 2013, all homes in the EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) settlement of Ejipura/Koramangala, Bangalore, were demolished. After losing their homes and personal possessions, many families were forced to survive on streets without any shelter, food, livelihood, and healthcare. Given the apathy of the government and the complete lack of state response, Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), Delhi; Forum against EWS Land Grab; and Fields of View, Bangalore, conducted a study to determine the real extent of the losses and costs incurred by the community as a direct result of its forced eviction in January 2013. The findings of the study has been compiled in a report titled ‘Bengaluru’s Continuing Inequity: An eviction impact assessment of Ejipura/Koramangala four years after its demolition’, which was released on Saturday, July 29, 2017.You can read it here
Highlights of August 2017:
- A session of city game and Rubbish! was conducted at Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) in New Delhi by Bharath on August 16, 2017
- We conducted a City Game session with participants from Jyothi Niwas College on August 31, 2017 by Sruthi Krishnan, Shambhavi Singh and Vaibhav Dutt.
- The FoV team