Talking ₹ubbish! at Design Public

*Join us at 4.00 pm on Monday, the 2nd of November at the Vihara Innovation Campus, to play ₹ubbish!

Since the last Design Public, in March of 2014, we’ve been talking about waste as a quintessential urban Indian problem. While we brainstormed challenges in waste management on the day, a follow up workshop with some of Delhi’s leading waste practitioners led us to create this diagram as a means of understanding waste flows in the city. Waste Flows in Delhi

Since then much focus, energy and attention has been paid to waste management, sanitation and cleanliness, amplified by the launch of the Swachh Bharat campaign. In many cases there has been a more nuanced examination of the challenge, recognizing it for its far reaching repercussions, well beyond the urban.

In an attempt to address the waste management crisis in 2012 in the city of Bangalore, the local government, mandated DWCC or the Dry Waste Collection Centers in each ward, its impact however has left much wanting. ₹ubbish!, a game designed by Bangalore based research institute Fields of View (FoV), drops you in the middle of this unfolding situation. How will you collectively tackle Bangalore’s waste crisis? How will you tussle between economic and environmental constraints? Will you ensure a clean city before the landfill overflows? ₹ubbish! in the city. Focusing on the apathy of citizens towards dealing with waste and a lack of knowledge about the new decentralized system for waste management, ₹ubbish! addresses some of the challenges faced by DWCCs, helps strengthen the infrastructure for waste management, and promotes an understanding of the waste management system at both the micro and macro levels.

ಕಾಸು-ಕಸ/ ₹ubbish! from Fields of View on Vimeo.

After having successfully played the game in multiple scenarios and localities in Bangalore, ₹ubbish! is now coming to New Delhi and Gurgaon. Join us at 4.00 pm on the 2nd of November, at the Vihara Innovation Campus to play a game of ₹ubbish!, brought to you by CivicLabs and the Center for Knowledge Societies, as part of the sixth edition of the Design Public Conclave.

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