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1. Wetland Stories - Sustainable practices with Goethe Institut
1. Wetland Stories - Sustainable practices with Goethe Institut


🌿 Did you ever stop to think how valuable wetlands are to life and land? This week, we're venturing into the heart of the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), the world's largest sewage-fed wetland, spanning 12,500 hectares on the eastern fringe of Kolkata.
🎨🌍 While EKW is a lifeline for Kolkata, most locals are unaware of its significance and the looming threats it faces. Enter 'Disappearing Dialogues' (dD), a collective dedicated to raising awareness and promoting conservation through the arts.
♻️ dD collaborates with the community, particularly the youth, conducting workshops, arts events, and educational programs in partnership with schools, NGOs, and local bodies. Together, they craft installations, exhibitions, and performances, emphasizing waste management and reduction.
🌱💪 In partnership with organizations like India Foundation for Arts (IFA) and People's Archive of Rural India (PARI), dD empowers individuals to share their stories and raise awareness. Their projects include a wetlands biodiversity archive, an environmental leadership program, sustainability workshops, and teachers' training sessions in schools.
📸 Dive into their captivating images and corresponding captions, each narrating a unique story:
1. Wetland Stories - Sustainable practices with Goethe Institut
2. Moving Kolkata Kolkata Moving - Onsite installation
3. PEIP project presentation funded by DAAD with IIT Kharagpur
4. Artistic responses on Kolkata by students
5. A Sustainable dialogues - Youth engagement exhibition at Kolkata Centre for Creativity
6. Boichitro- Diversity of Wetlands - Engagement during Jolabhumi Utsav
7. Wetland samples and nature journal by students
8. An art engagement at Indian Museum Goethe Institut with the exhibition Critical zones_in search of common grounds
9. An exhibition for the community on The story of East Kolkata Wetlands
10. Interactive activities with city and community school students

2. Moving Kolkata Kolkata Moving - Onsite installation
2. Moving Kolkata Kolkata Moving - Onsite installation


3. PEIP project presentation funded by DAAD with IIT Kharagpur
3. PEIP project presentation funded by DAAD with IIT Kharagpur


4. Artistic responses on Kolkata by students
4. Artistic responses on Kolkata by students


5. A Sustainable dialogues - Youth engagement exhibition at Kolkata Centre for Creativity
5. A Sustainable dialogues - Youth engagement exhibition at Kolkata Centre for Creativity


6. Boichitro- Diversity of Wetlands - Engagement during Jolabhumi Utsav
6. Boichitro- Diversity of Wetlands - Engagement during Jolabhumi Utsav


7. Wetland samples and nature journal by students
7. Wetland samples and nature journal by students


8. An art engagement at Indian Museum Goethe Institut with the exhibition Critical zones_in search of common grounds
8. An art engagement at Indian Museum Goethe Institut with the exhibition Critical zones_in search of common grounds


9. An exhibition for the community on The story of East Kolkata Wetlands
9. An exhibition for the community on The story of East Kolkata Wetlands


10. Interactive activities with city and community school students
10. Interactive activities with city and community school students


🎉💚 Beyond this, Disappearing Dialogues curates monthly trails, offers guided tours, and shares EKW stories through 'dD Dokan,' a collaborative venture. The ultimate goal? To foster youth leadership and empower the East Kolkata Wetlands community to advocate for the sustainability of their region.
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  • walter lungayi

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    Wetlands are incredibly valuable ecosystems that provide essential habitat for wildlife, help regulate water flow, and protect against flooding. It's important to recognize and conserve their immense ecological and societal benefits.

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    • Gorffly mokua

      16 w

      Wetlands are vital ecosystems that provide numerous environmental benefits, including regulating water flow, filtering pollutants and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

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      • Munene Mugambi

        16 w

        Wetlands role in the maintenance of our ecosystem is vital and this is why wetland conservation efforts should always be taken seriously as we have more to lose if we lose the wetlands

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        • Rotich Kim

          16 w

          Wetlands is good as it straightened our environment biodiversity

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