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Land extends beyond mere soil and earth.

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Today, we celebrate the 1st day of Spring in Bangladesh and also Valentine's day. Dhaka is full of colours and everything where you turn is lively and beautiful. Thank you Marium, Ashna and Pravin for sharing your time and for all the great conversations we have had and will continue to have. Landversation collaborators. All women this afternoon.

 

Photo by @_helenaramos_

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[2020] @dhakaartsummit, Bangladesh.

 

Parvin is a community leader that lives in Karail settlement. In the nooks and crannies around her room she's growing Henna, beans, mango, coconut and other plants.

otobongnkanga

 

Morning sessions hanging out with the ladies. We found lush in between the hustling and bustling. Blue tones after the grey haze. We found our greens for the plant table. Today our last day of install.

 

#landversation #landversationdhaka

#dhakaartsummit #dhaka #nofilters #worldoftones #whenallfallinplace #colourlush

#perfectblockperfectlight #otobongnkanga #beautyeverywhere

 

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Landversation is the combination of the words, land and conversation.

 

The project has been in 4 countries, with 4 different languages and 4 different alphabets. This is our local producer @mmh.mouri teaching @otobongnkanga a few letters in Bangla alphabet.

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[2020] Chandpur, Bangladesh.

 

To understand a little bit more about the fisheries areas we went to see the community of fishermen and fisherwoman in Chandpur, 4 hours by boat from Dhaka. One of the fishes we came across while visiting the local market was the Hilsa fish, known as the national fish of Bangladesh.

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[2020] Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

@teresa_albor organized the first meeting of @landversation with some of the key collaborators to the project in Dhaka. We had a great conversation with people that are researching and working with land issues in different areas.

 

#landversation #land #otobongnkanga #dhakaartsummit #dhakaartsummit2020

#garbageman #ecofish #earth #art

#installation #dhaka #bangladesh

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Chandpur residents looking at Otobong's tablet to see examples of how Landversation was performed in other countries... under a shared scarf to make it dark enough to see the screen.

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[2020] @dhakaartsummit, Bangladesh.

 

@mmh.mouri

 

Huraera Jabeen is an architect and professor at Brac University. We talked about informal settlements, women as caregivers and also about the idea of "parochial space", that are spaces in between public and private. We visited her in the space that she built as an architect.

 

#landversation #land #otobongnkanga

#dhakaartsummit #dhakaartsummit2020 #earth

#art #installation #dhaka #bangladesh

#landversationdhaka #landversationsaopaulo #landversationbeirut #landversationshanghai #dhakadiana #helenaramos #bracuniversity #architect #architecture #care

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[2020] @dhakaartsummit, Dhaka, Bangladesh. .

 

Landversation visit at @garbagemanbd. They are collecting plastics to recycle and also collecting organic matter and making plant based fertilizer.

 

#landversation #land #otobongnkanga

#dhakaartsummit #dhakaartsummit2020 #earth

#art #installation #dhaka #bangladesh

#landversationdhaka #landversationsaopaulo #landversationbeirut #landversationshanghai #dhakadiana #helenaramos #garbageman #garbagemanbd

Otobong watering a 'living' table. Image:  Tausif Noor

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[2020] @dhakaartsummit, Bangladesh.

 

Because she was missing her connection with land, a couple of years ago Ashna Afroz founded @prakritifarming, a company that helps people to grow gardens on the rooftops of their buildings. During the installation of Landversation, one of her collaborators, Alom Bhai, came to help us to prepare the soil with the correct elements.

'Last day' brunch with the team to celebrate  'Landversation Dhaka'.

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@otobongnkanga #landversation #dhaka #2020 @dhakaartsummit

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