The Constitution Project at FoV House
Highlights of March 2018:
  • As part of The Constitution Project at FoV, a kickoff workshop was organised on March 17th 2018 where people from diverse disciplines such as law, design, technology, social sciences, media and government participated in interdisciplinary teams using FoV’s design methodology to create demonstrable prototypes such as toolkits, online platforms, and games, to facilitate discussion, dialogue and actively engage with the Constitution.
  • Anirudh conducted a Rubbish! game session on March 21st 2018 for members of HasiruDala, an organization of waste workers that works towards improving the livelihood and quality of life of waste pickers by providing total waste management services through them to bulk generators of waste.
  • Meeting of the Fields of View Board was conducted on March 24th 2018 to discuss organizational activities.
  • Radio Austria visited FoV on March 30th to conduct an interview about Fields of View’s work.
Highlights of April 2018:
  • Vaibhav was in Mumbai to present FoV’s Rubbish! game on solid waste management in Bangalore at the Xynteo Exchange Marketplace 2018, a platform for galvanising leaders and catalysing ideas; and fusing them into new projects by designing and delivering collaborations across different sectors and industries.
  • A workshop with government officials managing land, water, and waste in Chennai was held on April 24th 2018 as part of the project ‘Platform for integrated governance in Chennai’, a collaboration between Fields of View, Okapi India, IIT-Madras, and Tamil Nadu State Land Use Board. FoV’s efforts in this project are supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust.
  • A workshop was held with civil society groups in Chennai on April 25th 2018 to understand their perspectives related to waste, water, and land-use issues in the city as part of the project ‘Platform for integrated governance in Chennai’, a collaboration between Fields of View, Okapi India, IIT-Madras, and Tamil Nadu State Land Use Board. FoV’s efforts in this project are supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust.
  • Shambhavi and Anirudh attended a roundtable meeting on “Games for Change” on April 26th 2018 that ComMutiny - The Youth Collective and Srishti Institute of Art and Design school organized in Bangalore to share experiences on how games can be used to engage the youth in citizenship education.

Highlights of May 2018:
  • Harsha and Harish participated in a panel discussion on India’s transition to Electric Vehicles organised by Brookings Indiaon May 7th 2018 where risks, policy trade-offs, infrastructure readiness, supply-demand issues and the institutional framework for such a transition to happen successfully were discussed.
  • On May 8th 2018, Bharath M. Palavalli was elected to the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship for his work in nurturing Fields of View. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, today Ashoka is the world’s largest network of leading social entrepreneurs. Impacting millions of people and communities through their work, Ashoka Fellows include people like Nobel Laureates Kailash Satyarthi (Bachpan Bachao Andolan), Muhammad Yunus (Grameen Bank), and Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta (Goonj), among several others.
  • Sruthi and Anirudh were at Azim Premji University to conduct a Rubbish! game session on May 8th 2018 for students from Masters' program in Development studies.
  • Bharath participated in a panel discussion curated by Ashoka in partnership with Twitter India on May 10th 2018 as part of twitter conversations for Karnataka state legislative assembly elections. The panel discussion was also shared as a live feed by Twitter India and Ashoka.
  • Shambhavi and Anirudh conducted a City Game session on May 14th 2018 for children from different parts of India as a part of the course for the Genwise summer school programme.
  • Bharath, Harsha and Anirudh attended a meeting with the BMTC Managing Director, Mr.Ponnuraj on May 17th 2018 to discuss about existing problems in BMTC regarding processes adopted for scheduling, routing and fare structuring. Plans and various strategies concerning the adoption of electric mobility for public transportation in Bangalore were also discussed.
  • As part of different events conducted during the visit of The Netherlands Trade Mission to India, which included panel discussions on Smart Cities and High technologies, Indo-Dutch startup initiative and Indo-Dutch project exhibition:

      a. Bharath was invited for a tête-à-tête with the Dutch Trade Minister, Mrs. Sigrid Kaag for a discussion on the challenges of urbanisation and how city councils and citizens can participate in addressing these challenges. He was also the moderator for the high delegation panel on Smart Cities which also included the Dutch trade Minister and her emissaries.
      b. Harish and Harsha attended the Indo-Dutch startup initiative meant to foster business cooperation and collaboration between Indian and Dutch startups.

      c. Shambhavi and Anirudh presented the work done under the ‘Joint Road Forward’ project on mobility planning and infrastructure in collaboration with TU-Delft, The Netherlands.
  • FoV conducted the City Game session on May 28th 2018 for more than 300 school girls from different parts of Karnataka as part of the Chetana programme, organised by the Dept. of IT/BT, Govt. of Karnataka in Mangalore.

- The FoV team

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