*Adaptive living and farming techniques for flooding and rising sea levels
#3 & 4:
Gaibandha District. 2010. Villagers moving a floating garden closer to their home. This is an innovative type of agriculture that requires no extra fertilizer or earth apart from the ubiquitous waterbased hyacinth weed. Organized by the NGO Practical Action, villagers pile up the ubiquitous hyacinth weed,to make a floating garden, a freefloating and flood-proof way to grow crops.
Sathkira District. 2010. In the saline and floodprone south of the country, farmers have converted waterlogged rice fields into ponds for salt-tolerant shrimps and crabs.
“Europe exports six million tonnes of electronic waste to India every year. On arrival, armies of informal labourers comb the mountains of outdated computers, defunct VHS players and faulty MP3 players sorting components and recycling trace nuggets of valuable material, operating outside government regulation, so as not to explicitly contravene international toxic waste export laws.” Architecture Review
Minimiam is formed by the artist couple Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle. The duo combine photography, magical landscapes, culinary backdrops, and portraiture to create settings inhabited by diminutive characters, referred to as minimiam. Each diptych reveals to the viewer a whimsical land that plays with our minds, as well as the subject. This fine art collaboration, Minimiam, begun in 2002, is ongoing. There are over 30 works in the series at present. The team met studying photography at the Paris Arts Décoratifs art school and currently live and work in Japan. (source: Madelyn Jordon Fine Art)