Stories of hope
We believe that stories can provide a platform that enables rural communities to be recognised, heard, valued and validated; connecting communities, engaging stakeholders and informing policy makers.
Over the first two years of the project we refined three stories to illustrate some of the hopeful futures we discussed with our partners.
Then we turned these into community comics. You can click on the links below to read the three comics we made in English or Kannada.
Future of Food
This story is set in 2035. It traces the various steps that were taken over time to build healthier farming ecosystems, nutritious local
food, prosperity for small organic farmers, and how localised technology innovations enabled farmers to drive this change.
Song of Soligas
This story is set in 2050. It traces the journey of a researcher working with the Soligas to understand their ways, using technology over time to enhance this knowledge and incorporating it in conservation policies.
Making a Mesh
This story is set in 2030 and tells the story of decentralised mesh networks emerging from villages in South India, becoming a ‘Resilience by Design’ movement across the country, giving people complete control over their data.