Sarai’s Cybermohalla project is in collaboration with Ankur: Society for Alternatives in Education. It inspires us to re look and re invent our own locality through various nodes hidden within it.
Thanks for sharing this. Here is a link to one of their workshop in Khirkee, an urban village reinventing its identity in a fast growing urban neighbourhood Delhi in India. Being a part of this workshop we were able to collaborate and interact with community members changing the vibrancy of their neighbourhood http://urbz.net/urban-typhoon-khirkee-street-presentations/
Arbitrary detention is contextual to the prevalent laws of the concerned Nation. Secret detention, as the word suggests is not indisputable as the family / relatives of the subject , as I hope, would not be immediately knowledgeable of the where abouts. I see various challenges (hence opportunities to work upon) here :
- confirmation that the missing subject is under secret detention - details regarding the act, including present where abouts / reason for the same - the possible action for rescue - facilitation regarding the rescue - ensuring that the same does not happen again in future
Now, when I refer to all of the above points, I see a common factor through out - a missing cyclic communication. This now seems like a typical systems project because of the incremental parameters. The possible solution(s) could include options like - designing a ' Human Positioning System' (like the GPS) i.e communication to the Sunject, to inventing an ultrasonic mode of distant human to human communication (like the Bats) i.e communication from the Subject :)