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My Piece of Chennai | with Meena Natarajan | 2010

Presented here are a collection of materials from the design and community organizing collective, My Piece of Chennai. MyPoC is a volunteer-run initiative led by designer and researcher Meena Natarajan. The project brings together a diverse range of expertise both locally and remotely to include writers, interactive designers, artists, programmers, local volunteers, and an insect biologist. Team members are located both in Chennai, India, and as far away as Boston, Massachusetts (US). Of particular interest to C_M_L is the way in which interdisciplinary teams of individuals form and interact with and for a community to allow for collective claims to be made, and for invisible constituencies to be allowed to speak and be seen. MyPoC provides an example of the process of creating the space for such a public to exist, through the creation of kiosks, communication exchange networks and electronic literacy.

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Interview with Meena Natarajan of My Piece of Chennai. This exchange took place in December 2009.Interview with Meena Natarajan of My Piece of Chennai. This exchange took place in December 2009.Juxtapositions, Meena Natarajan, 2009. Slideshow presenting some of the material disparities between the wealthy and the poor of Chennai, India. File may take a moment to load.Juxtapositions, Meena Natarajan, 2009. Slideshow presenting some of the material disparities between the wealthy and the poor of Chennai, India. File may take a moment to load.Organizational drawings from MyPoC.Organizational drawings from MyPoC.

Wireframes, maps, and prototypes from MyPoC.Wireframes, maps, and prototypes from MyPoC.