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Archive: March 2016

Leanne Dixon Perera - Podcast 5 - Interview with Ateneo student on human rights and migration

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In this podcast I chat with Manisha Rajak, a lawyer from Nepal studying on exchange at Ateneo de Manila University, about her plans to return to Nepal and the need for a human rights framework in Nepali migration policy. 

 

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Kip Jorgensen - Blog 5: Tea stall: Three Perspectives (Part 2)

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In this blog  portion of my Capstone project, I analyze the most ubiquitous feature of Dhaka's urban food system: the tea stall. The tea stall plays a wide variety of roles in Dhaka, ranging from providing low-cost nutrition to contesting the construction and occupation of public space.

Part 2 provides an ethnographic study of the tea stall from 3 perspectives: 1) The Tea Stall (contestation of public space); 2) The Tea Seller (tea selling as a livelihood strategy); and 3) The Tea Drinker (food security and the social practice of 'adda'.

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Kip Jorgensen - Blog 4: Urban metabolisms: Food systems and security in Dhaka

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In this blog  portion of my Capstone project, I analyze the most ubiquitous feature of Dhaka's urban food system: the tea stall. The tea stall plays a wide variety of roles in Dhaka, ranging from providing low-cost nutrition to contesting the construction and occupation of public space.

Part 1 provides an overview of Dhaka's food system in general, its formal vs. informal nature, and the status of food security in the city. 

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Alex Berry - Blog 5: Riding

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In many ways, art and research are both cyclic processes that are continually informed by experiences with Place. As I experience Goan village life as a foreigner, I reverberate with pieces of the scenes I encounter – and become affected by their happenings. This post describes such a scene, and has found its way into my art projects with students at the school I am researching with. Using a “junk cycle” as their canvas and leftover house paint as their medium, the students re-imagined the ways in which they engage with waste. 

 

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Alex Berry - Blog 4: Fireflies

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The universe is a child

with small and playful hands

pulling on the strings of fireflies

curious in their glow

 

Bouncing and reverberating - they spring in every direction

connected with the elasticity of a rubber band

stretched apart, and whipped together

they collide

Alex Berry - Blog 3: Many Hands

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It is the day before the start of the school year. Hovered around an empty table with a group of young girls in their shelter home, I listen to them sing Hindi and American songs. Their voices are gentle, lulling with the heat of the afternoon. Their vibrations humm in heavy air, so thick with humidity it could be sliced. The girls play with a gold, beaded necklace, reminiscence of their new year festivities. Brushing the surface of the table with it’s rolling beads, they form an array shapes – a heart, an elephant, a pair of lips.

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Alex Berry - Blog 2: Wandering in Excess

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I trail around the neighbourhood jungle, a basin of Goa’s flora, fauna and local squander - looking for materials the school children can explore with in this afternoon’s art project. Sharing the cool morning with my usual company - a family of indigenous pigs and ragged street dogs - We scour the land for treasures. In amongst blankets of garbage, there are pieces of tile, stone, shells, wire - tiny pebbles dusted with sand - small capsules of matter from places other than here. In some aeonian journey, they have made their way to this place.

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Sara Bourquin - Blog 3: Musings of a Novice Researcher Part III: Connections, Reflections and Projections

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As I wrap up with my final blog I tell a little bit about the discoveries I have made during my data collection in regards to conflict theory and human-wildlife conflict management and present some provocative projections that will be further discussed in my capstone project. 

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Kip Jorgensen - Blog 3: Brief by policy: Constraints of the Climate Assessment Form

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In this installment of my Capstone project I present a climate change assessment report for Dhaka, Bangladesh. In addition to examining current and projected climatic change for the megacity, its impacts, and Dhaka's socio-ecological vulnerability, I call into question the impact that the assessment report's form has on the information conveyed. 

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Chih Chen - Blog 5: Women's rights and ASEAN Integration

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I recently had the opportunity to attend a CEDAW national consultation in recognition of the 35th anniversary of the Philippines’ ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

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