Monday, 28 February 2011

Everybody Loves a Good Drought

This was the title of P.Sainath's famous book, chronicling rural misery in India and the vast opportunities it presented (and continues to present) for exploitation. 

The book won Sainath, rural reporter and photojournalist, the Magsaysay award in 2007. He is India's foremost chronicler of the impact of globalization on the country's rural populations. He was described by the Nobel Prize-winning economist, Amartya Sen, as "one of the world's greatest experts on famine and hunger". His bestseller, "Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts", was credited with significant impact on drought management, medical and development programs in rural India.  

Below is a lecture Sainath gave for the Center for Social and Environmental Justice at Washington State University.

Friday, 25 February 2011

London Bike-Hire Data Visualisation

This animation is based on data from Transport for London (TfL) for 1.4million bike journeys in one day. The data contained the start point, end point, and duration of journey for each  rented bike. The animation shows the cycle hire scheme’s busiest day thanks to a tube strike.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Skill Share Market - Tottenham Chances

On February 6th, 2011 - Tottenham Chances in the North London Borough of Haringey organised a Sustottenham Skill Share Market. The event had various themes. For example, 'Sustainable Transport' had a programme of short films from Magnificent Revolution's pedal-powered Cinema. The event was also supported by the Back2Earth Community Café. Ilaria Vecchi, a film maker, was present at the Skill Share Market and made a short video of the event.

This film was featured on The Sustainable Haringey News Network.