Faculty: Prasanna Mattikop

People Place & Practices – Decoding the interface of nature and Culture

To establish a systemic understanding of the place and its people – The Aravallis and its indigenous communities.
Data collection and mapping of communities while understanding how they place themselves in the larger landscapes – Decoding their landscape associations.
Preparation of lens/methodology to assess and decode practices of totem figurine making, belief systems, and rituals communities practice and their larger impact on natural landscape conservation.
Preparation of schemes that can be incorporated to revive communities and their association with the native land.
Understanding indigenous practices and survival tactics that can be accentuated in the current context to mitigate climate change.