Ambedkar Colony - Chennai, India
Client: Praxis, IDS
As part of the Participate project Real Time worked with a number of groups in Chennai.
These included people living on the streets, in slums and in relocation settlements.
The stories from the people who built the city reflect some of the negative consequences of
economic development. Many people have been relocated out of the city to purpose built projects
but this displacement has led to a lack of work and resources.
A worsening of people’s lives and lack of control led to stigmatisation of place and caste which
consequently caused anger and loss of dignity.
The messages from these marginalised people underline the inter-connectedness of issues with
multiple intersecting layers of exclusion.