Imaginations of a street

Mesha Murali, Senior Research Assistant, Centre for Community Knowledge, Ambedkar University Delhi, for her story took inspiration from all the exhibited photos for the session on Reading/Writing/Re-writing/Telling/Re-telling using prompts, 20 December 2019.

I saw people sitting on the street, outside their houses, talking, eating and enjoying the passing day. Children were playing games, laughing, dancing to music and being asked by their parents to stay at a safe distance from the main street.

Traditional House with Bamboo Matting in Htan Taw Village

The housing pattern is usually with bamboo matting in Htan Taw Village. The people in Htan Taw village depend mostly on natural products like this kind of bamboo matting for their housing pattern rather than artificial products. On the other hand, in contrast, these kinds of natural products are more perishable than artificial. They have to cope with this problem with their intuition.  Some of them apply emulsion paint, oil rust and the substance that drive the insects away on these bamboo mattings to prevent from insects and the climate condition.

A Tour to Bio Science Park

Leiden Bio Science Park was founded in 1984 at the west of the Leiden Central Train Station which is the largest and fastest growing science assemblage in the Leiden. The 2km wide campus include housings, university, hospital, restaurants, sports center, business companies and many other more. In the photo, it mentions the model of Bio Science Park which is proposed to be set up as the lively campus.

Weaving Luntaya Acheik Then and Now: The Making of Myanmar Traditional Dress

The first figure a governors Myanmar awarded it by honouring. It was the sacred clothe of ancient Myanmar king. This fabric can wear only royal family.

It was colonial dress. During this period, everyone can wear this acheik.

To Know Myanmar people, they conduct by using by media, advertisement, etc. It becomes national costume.

In current situation to wear everyone, they produce three types. This is over 100 shuttle looms, under 100 shuttle looms and 100 shuttle looms as well as silk, silk-satin and satin-nylon.

Comparing Leiden and Amarapura (Myanmar) about Handloom Weaving

There are many ancient building and many records in Leiden. The weaving was the main economy in the 17th century. This city was many populations due to the weaving-related economy. In present, this area is nearly 15 weavers. They can mainly weave towel by using cotton or wooly. They use to weave by eight looms mostly. Weaving magazine publishes annually. The next generation is not interested this weaving.

Memories of an Absence

The Netherlands was placed under German occupation during the second World War after the  country was invaded by Nazi Germany on the 10th of May, 1940 which continued till the German Surrender in 1945. Nearly seventy percent of the country's Jewish population was killed in Nazi concentration camps during these years. 

Mapping the Neighbourhoods

A Google map representation of the town of Pipariya situated in Madhya Pradesh, India. The map is marked with 25 local neighbourhoods (names in Hindi script Devnagri) that were an often-recurring reference point in the oral narratives recorded with the residents of the town. Highlighting the politics of everyday spaces, the map can be considered a visual marker of a settlement where some places are more or less relevant than others.       

Rice: food

 The types of rice are differented based on their qualities, features, and taste. Though there are many diifferent kinds of rice, based on my interview, Paw San still takes the first place. The Rice shop owners told that Paw San is the best seller althoug its price is alittle high. Mostly, people from the middle class consume it. The other kinds of rice are Shwe Bo, Zi Yar and etc are moslty used by the Hta Min Sai, the resturants, because of their lower price and suitability for their business. 

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