Delta Lives \ জীবিত ডেল্টা
Sundarbans, India + Bangladesh \ সুন্দরবন, ভারত এবং বাংলাদেশ
Clients / Investors: Delta Lives, Goethe Institut, BeFantastic Bengaluru, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe
Partners in Charge/ Lead: Sarvesh Singh
Collaborators/ Team: Barnamala Roy, Shailika Reeves, Jones John, Shreyas Iyer
Location: Sundarbans - Bangladesh and West Bengal, India
Type: Virtual Biosphere / Non-Linear Storyboarding / UI/UX /
Creative Commons, Speculative Cartography
Tags: data, craft, innovation, indigenous, forest, wetland, alternate, media, culture, ruralism, public arena
How does life unfold in the Sundarbans Delta region?
As the waters from the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna meander into the Bay of Bengal, they inundate the delta with alluvial soil. From the Royal Bengal Tiger to migratory birds to a rich floral biodiversity, the Sundarbans have all kinds of life blooming forth.
On the edge of wilderness, a curious story of evolutionary tensions and co-habitation plays out - between its rural people and the tigers. All kinds of dynamics - both infrastructural and cultural - have emerged from this relationship over centuries.
Landscapes like these are as much a part of the external world as those which inhabit our psyches. They embody the drama of life - the colloquial practices and socio-cultural minutiae, in the wake of coastal flooding.
Mode 1: Story Zone
Mode 2: Free Play