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Help Us Build A Mobile Library & A Public Water Filter
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  • Chaal.Chaal.Agency

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  • KS

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    Kruti Shah

    from New Faizalnagar

When we first heard about New Faisalnagar, we were -of course- outraged. Displaced community, poorly planned urbanism, privatized water supply, no healthcare or educational facilities, institutional negligence, muddy roads. You name it. We found a particularly distinct environment bursting with injustice and discontent, which nevertheless mirrored a common situation in countless settings of the global south.

However, is always a matter of approaching apparent conditions of oppression in order to understand the underlying signs of defiance.

What we have found in New Faisalnagar is not only a fertile ground for emerging humanitarian organizations but -mostly- a community that has actively engaged with the improvement and development of their own environment through small everyday actions. We have found many people that have proactively come forward to say “let’s fix our neighbourhood, let’s build it together… let’s do it ourselves!”

We want to be part of this initiative.

As architects and urban designers, we propose to construct a series of mobile architectures that can address two of the most pressing problematics in the neighbourhood: water and education.

As of now, even though the municipality has recently begun to supply basic rations of water, most of the families in the community do not filter it because they can either not afford it, or they lack the knowledge of how or why to do so. This is evidently reflected in a public health issue, which we believe can be initially addressed through a mobile filter we call the ‘Pani Lari’ (water cart) which would immediately improve the situation.

On the other side, given that the access to education (as well as the availability of pedagogic resources) is similarly insufficient, we propose to construct a mobile library we call the ‘Kitaab Lari’ (book cart). This project is meant to incentivize the habit of reading in relation to a larger network of education-centred institutions, improve the quality of standard education and the access to literary and cultural resources. 

Both urban projects are designed in such a manner that they can be easily constructed, with local skill, available materials, and in a time frame that can reveal immediate outcomes.

Our idea is to ignite small actions, which can produce larger positive transformations; for that we urge you to join us, to support us in order to materialize these initiatives. 

Let's do it ourselves!

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