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Landscapes of Love, Sharing and Co-creation

Anil K Gupta, Marianne Esders, Chetan Patel, Unnikrishnan Nair, R. Baskaran
Honey Bee Network, SRISTI & IIMA

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  1. 1. Honey  Bee  Network   Landscapes of Love, Sharing and Co-Creation Anil K Gupta, Marianne Esders, Chetan Patel, Unni Nair, R. Baskaran Honey Bee Network, SRISTI & IIMA
  2. 2. Honey  Bee  Network   Ladakh   Why wouldn’t many architects learn from the communities which have tried to integrate nature? 
  3. 3. Honey  Bee  Network   Bowing before nature- Ahmedabad, Gujarat   In Ahmedabad, we have sacred trees being worshipped by the people who tie a fragile thread around a strong trunk of tree seeking solace, safety and strength. 
  4. 4. Honey  Bee  Network   Fragile thread, strong trunk, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  
  5. 5. Honey  Bee  Network   Bonds of reverence - Ahmedabad, Gujarat  
  6. 6. Honey  Bee  Network   Fragility is the foundation of love.  Without being vulnerable, we are seldom able to access feelings in our own inner recess. Authenticity, so fundamental to make a breakthrough, requires a little schizophrenia between the inner and the outer of our being.  The built environment, urban landscape, narrow corridors, common spaces and intertwining of nature and human habitations call in question our authenticity. 
  7. 7. Honey  Bee  Network   Corridors of intimacy. One of the many “secret” shortcuts in Ahmedabad’s old part of the city.
  8. 8. The focus of the Honey Bee Network has been primarily rural, but for the last few years, effort has been made to look at urban common property management, innovations, institutions and educational networks to leverage their resourcefulness while connecting them with material resource inadequacies of the rural areas.
  9. 9. Honey  Bee  Network     Honey  Bee  Network     founded  in  1987-­‐1988       A  nameless,  faceless  innovator  or  tradi>onal  knowledge     holder  comes  into  contact  with  the  Network  and  gets  an  iden>ty,   voice,  visibility  and  viability  of    its  sustainable  vision  .        
  10. 10. Honey  Bee  Network   Purulia, West Bengal   The local people believe that the breeze triggered by the fluttering of the wings of the pigeons is very healthy for the people living there. 
  11. 11. Honey  Bee  Network   In Gujarat, we have found hundreds of villages and also some urban settlements having bird feeding platforms.  Many communities in dry regions brought their values of animal care to the urban settlements.  The regions prone to drought and thus having periodic scarcity of grains have invariably been found to have more places for feeding birds than the more developed regions.  The less you have, the more you share. And not just with human beings but also with the nonhuman sentient beings.   
  12. 12. Honey  Bee  Network   Learning to share - Chabutra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  
  13. 13. Honey  Bee  Network   Chabutra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  
  14. 14. Honey  Bee  Network   Chabutra, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  
  15. 15. Honey  Bee  Network   Shared spaces, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  
  16. 16. Honey  Bee  Network   I take students for an urban walk to observe, listen, learn and share the spirit with roadside vendors, fabricators, service providers and children.  I also encourage students to join a Shodhyatra – learning walk – in the Himalayas.
  17. 17. Honey  Bee  Network  
  18. 18. Honey  Bee  Network   Learning on the move.  
  19. 19. Honey  Bee  Network   At 15.000 feet, Leh, Ladakh   We learn from four teachers: from within, among peers, from nature and from common people.  
  20. 20. Honey  Bee  Network   Three pillars of sustainability – technology, institutions, culture - Cherapunji, Megalaya   The double decker bridge grown from tree roots drawn from the two sides of the river in Cherapunji, Megalaya is an ultimate testimony of sustainability, renewability and collective action. If people did not cooperate, the technology would not work. Its institutional context provides continuity. 
  21. 21. Honey  Bee  Network   Creating public open source standards of excellence.
  22. 22. Honey  Bee  Network   AnantNag., Jammu & Kashmir   Recognising the traditions of excellence – an eye for detail! Leadership is to look for excellence in every day life, all around, even on roadsides.
  23. 23. Honey  Bee  Network   Creativity abound. Saidullah developed an amphibious bicycle.
  24. 24. Honey  Bee  Network   There is no place in the world, which does not have some institutions.  The challenge is to discover them and build upon them.  Our job is not to make people innovative.   Our challenge is to build upon the creative and innovative spirit That every child is born with.  In the process of growing up, we cover this spirit with so many layers of habits and etiquettes that even we do not know that we have this capability.  Unfolding the creative potential of society is uncovering the nature within so that resonance with the nature outside can be forged.
  25. 25. Honey  Bee  Network   Creepers finding their way, Ahmedabad, Gujarat   Nature is not only crafting spaces of conservation. It is grafting the values of conservation. 
  26. 26. Honey  Bee  Network   Autopoiesis at grassroots for inclusive development. crea%vity,    compassion,     communica%on  and  collabora%on  
  27. 27. Honey  Bee  Network   During the period of economic transition from material to knowledge-based economy, the education systems became far more fragmented, quantitative in their treatment of subjects and much more divorced from real life conditions. Countability or measurability became important. Any thing that could not be measured, was considered not worth the effort. A change not monitored, is a change not desired. Variance was sought to be explained only by what was measured.
  28. 28. Honey  Bee  Network   IGNITE Recognising creativity of children and nurturing their dreams. Thank God, children are much less patient with inertia than we are.
  29. 29. Honey  Bee  Network   Inverted Model of Innovation Children invent, engineers and designers fabricate, companies deliver. Harnessing the creative energy of individuals, communities of children, students, farmers artisans, etc.
  30. 30. Honey  Bee  Network   Wei Zhi Chuan (Class 10) started playing ping pong at the age of six. After a lot of practice in the day, his shoes became wet due to seat and left an uncomfortable feeling. He thought of inventing a “bacterial shoe hanging machine”. When the shoes are put on hooks in the shoe hanging machine, ultra violet rays and hot air start freshening the shoe and the dampness and odour are removed leaving the shoes fresh.
  31. 31. Honey  Bee  Network   Nisha Chaube from NOIDA invented a bag with a folding seat.
  32. 32. Honey  Bee  Network   Arnab Chakraborty, Class 12, from Kolkatta invented a copedal for bicycle rickshaws.
  33. 33. Honey  Bee  Network   Mohammed Usman Hanif Patel, Class 2, from Jalgaon, Maharashtra invented a windmill powered fan.
  34. 34. Honey  Bee  Network   Shanu Sharma, Vardan, IITK developed a manual stair climbing wheel chair.
  35. 35. Honey  Bee  Network   Image, Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis for people with hearing and speaking disabilities. Saurabh Saket and Rahul Ranjan from Bhutta College of Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana.
  36. 36. Honey  Bee  Network   SATTVIK [pure] Traditional Food Festival
  37. 37. Honey  Bee  Network            Trust, reciprocity and third part     External regulation                                                                   commoditization of       resources, stored, Social capital Natural capital sold, exchanged, controlled Intellectual capital sanctions Intellectual property ( that part of ic from the commercial applications of which, one can exclude others for a given period of time) Ethical Capital (internal regulations) Source: Gupta, 2001
  38. 38. Honey  Bee  Network   Let parrots have their way -, Ahmedabad, Gujarat   How to measure the look and feel of parrot feeding hangers in a balcony.
  39. 39. Honey  Bee  Network   Ranchhodbhai, - sanctuary of love - Ahmedabad, Gujarat   How to measure the feeling that motivates a person to collect food and milk to feed the dogs?
  40. 40. Honey  Bee  Network   How many people have been misled by the Maslowian philosophy to assume that one could aspire for higher order goals only after meeting basic needs. How wrong. A creative soul, even if not assured of the next bread, would not abandon pursuit of enlightenment. How could she … would not breath then become burden?
  41. 41. Honey  Bee  Network   Bhabi Mahato – a speaking canvas, Purulia, West Bengal   Almost in every Shodhyatra, we discover unique nuances of cultural expressions of different coping strategies. 
  42. 42. Honey  Bee  Network   Bhabi Mahato – a speaking canvas, Purulia, West Bengal  
  43. 43. Honey  Bee  Network   Daring colours - Jam Singh Jhiri’s, Nandor, Madhya Pradesh   A wall full of colour can make any one passing by stop and pause, reflect and reposition one’s compass of creativity.
  44. 44. Honey  Bee  Network   There are deep-rooted institutional structures, which have created habits of thought and action. One cannot bring about change without identifying these habits and stressing the need to overcome them. Urban spaces have ignored commons at the cost of individual privileges. Cycle and pedestrian lanes are missing in India but about 25 per cent growth of the auto sector during the last decade has mesmerised growth planners about dispensability of what a common person needs: A little space to walk, a safe lane for a child to go to school.  
  45. 45. Honey  Bee  Network   Crowded street, Ahmedabad, Gujarat  
  46. 46. Honey  Bee  Network   The urban areas have become the suction pumps for the rural talent. With the increasing rate of urbanisation, migration of youth is inevitable. The more accomplished a rural youth is, the higher is the chance that he would not stay in a village. Unless we create sufficiently inclusive opportunities for them, the scope for experimentation and innovation may come down. Distributed facilities for in-situ incubation of ideas are necessary. The concept of incubation itself needs to undergo a shift. One may need a sanctuary model. Where do street children figure in our vision of order and beauty?
  47. 47. Honey  Bee  Network   Pressure cooker based coffee maker - frugal innovation by Mohammed Rozadeen, Bihar
  48. 48. Honey  Bee  Network   Urban renewal and rejuvenation requires synergy among technology, institution, culture and educational processes. People who are disadvantaged in terms of material resources, invariably leverage the resources in which they are rich, i.e., knowledge, values, and institutional networks. Many of them don’t share their ideas with outsiders. But some do. A frugal, flexible, friendly innovation conveys what grassroots innovation is all about.
  49. 49. Honey  Bee  Network   Rider Induced bicycle Mr. Kanak Das, Assam Bamboo bicycle Mr. Dodhi Pathak, Assam Bicycle based portable Pump Mr. Nasiruddin Gayen, WB Bicycle based sprayer Mr. Mansukhbhai Jagani, Gujarat Bicycle with gear Mr. Jayanti J Patel,Gujarat Bicycle operated pump Mr. Vikram Rathore, AP Amphibious Bicycle Mohd. Saidullah, Bihar Bicycle based mobile spray pump Subhas Vasantrao Jagtap, Maharastra Multipurpose Bicycle Md. Kamruddin, Rajasthan
  50. 50. Honey  Bee  Network   blending passion, purpose, persistence, performance through platforms SRISTI, GIAN, NIF, creating open source multimedia multi-language content for children, cultural creativity and innovations in governance
  51. 51. Honey  Bee  Network   Sustainable alternatives will require collective action without squeezing space for individual entrepreneurial and empathetic creativity. The paradox of individual aspirations being met through collective consent can be resolved through creation of new meeting ground between formal and informal sector. Open innovation platforms are a means in this direction. Landscapes of love require lighthouses of a shared spirit. Then the waves of collaboration will deliver various boats to their sought out shores. Urban regions can aggregate intimate spaces through a collaborative and creative spirit for an inclusive future.
  52. 52. Honey  Bee  Network   in  Inclusive   Trade-­‐offs       evelopment D accuracy  be     Should   traded  off     with   Should affordability?   design overtake durability?
  53. 53. Honey  Bee  Network   Your Time Club First meeting of people who had all the time during 2009 economic crisis, redundancy and lay off., Bangalore
  54. 54. Honey  Bee  Network                             Creativity counts. Knowledge matters. Incentives inspire. Innovations transform.
  55. 55. Honey  Bee  Network   “Minds on the margin are not marginal minds.” The mind to market journey needs new meanings.
  56. 56. Honey  Bee  Network   “Minds on the margin are not marginal minds.” Without risk capital for small innovations, social venture funds for revitalising urban spaces, new opportunities for generating jobs and expanding economic, social and ethical markets may not arise.
  57. 57. Honey  Bee  Network   * Open Innovation Platforms. * Social Open Innovation Funds to create public goods. * Pooling of IP and open source technologies for commercial uptake. * Public pool of private IP acquired through funds – GTIAF. * Network of community fab labs for designing local solutions. * Innovation Clubs to search, spread, sense and celebrate innovations.   What next …
  58. 58. Honey  Bee  Network       Rewarding ingenious creativity and innovation. Join the Honey Bee Network!
  59. 59. Honey Bee Network