On Alternative Pedagogies

Revisiting Delhi: From the Neighbourhood to the City

In early 2017, the Centre for Community Knowledge (CCK) at Ambedkar University, as a part of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA) roundtable in Delhi, produced this process film, discussing the methodology and experience of putting together a  pop-up neighbourhood museum at Mehrauli.

The film discusses the importance of these museums as repositories of memories, as histories from below and as ways for people to experience a sense of ownership of their city. CCK has built multiple pop-up museums, each meant for a separate neighbourhood of the Delhi polis. As a part of their HaB project, they are currently working on a handbook to help other institutions set up pop-up museums in their own local contexts.