Portable Diary of the Forgotten...

...was a design charrette in collaboration with Rajeev Sethi / Asian Heritage Foundation, SARTHI, and community members of Kathputli Colony (Colony of Wooden Dolls).  The challenge posed by Sethi and his team:  How can we re-conceive the centuries old bioscope so that it becomes a technology to tell a contemporary story meaningful to those who rely on it for their sole livelihood.

Community members were asked to contribute visual representations of dreams, memories, and aspirations in any form that could be included inside the bioscope by way of photographs and printed material.  Those outside the community who turned the cranks of the bioscope would see these images drift by with the accompanying sound of voices, songs, and stories.