The TAPESTRY project team ran an ‘ideation workshop’ with the community in Versova Koliwada, a fishing village in the city of Mumbai.
The community face an uncertain future as a result of global climatic concerns and loss of livelihood.
The one-day participatory workshop aimed to bring out knowledge, emotions, questions and possible solutions to the problems faced. The locals brought forward their insights and concerns about their village, which focused on the city context, local village issues, their understanding of climate change, as well as challenges and uncertainties of fishing as a livelihood. Each group shared their knowledge, emotions, questions and feelings on their group’s theme. The group discussions encouraged ideation (the formation of ideas or concepts) for devising solutions through a brainstorming session. The ideation exercise establishes a guideline for the transformative initiatives that will be an integral part of the TAPESTRY Project.
For a deeper look at the ideas that emerged, see the report by Jai and Ketaki Bhadgaonkar on the STEPS centre website.
Photo: Active fishing harbour at Versova Koliwada (urbzoo via Wikimedia Commons).