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.