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August 2020

Discussion on ‘Scavengers’ and SDG11 with Seema Mundoli and Lakshmi Karunakaran

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

The people involved in providing services a city can't do without, are usually mostly invisible to the citizens unless things go wrong. Scavengers, by foregrounding characters in a similar situation, provides a very inclusive entry point to talk about SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities. Join Seema Mundoli and Lakshmi Karunakaran this Saturday at 6.30 p.m. as they talk about Scavengers, scavenging, the livelihoods connected to it and what this has to do with our life and our city…

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Who Feeds Bengaluru @ Phytopia

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

If you’ve ever wondered how food travels from the farm to the market to your plate and what are the different forces that shape the food culture of Bengaluru city, then this workshop is for you! Spread over 2 days, Who Feeds Bengaluru (WFB) is an exploration into different forces that shape how the city of Bengaluru eats. Day 1 will have a series of short talks. Click for more details. Day 2 will include a series of small talks and…

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September 2020

Inferior//SDG5 – Gender Equality

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Join author Angela Saini and neuroscientist Vidita Vaidya in conversation about "Inferior" and SDG 5, using the book as an entry point to discuss gender equality and women in science. Read the book and join the discussion with your thoughts, reflections and questions. Sign up here, and purchase the book here!

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Learning from and living with nature – Experiences from Jakkur lake

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

For a City like Bengaluru to be water resilient there is a dire need to save our Lakes. Community, Collaboration and Conservation are the 3c’s to focus on when it comes to revival of urban lakes. Conservation becomes possible when Communities around the lake come together to Collaborate with the stakeholders to work towards saving the lake. The first round of BSF Small Grants Programme included 4 projects at Jakkur lake which had Jalaposhan – a community group that works…

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October 2020

Spillover//SDG3 – Good Health and Well Being

October 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Where and why do new pathogens emerge? How do they turn into a pandemic? David Quammen explores these questions in Spillover, an accessible and well-researched book about pathogen spreads before Covid-19. On the 3rd of October David will be in conversation with award-winning writer and journalist Anil Ananthaswamy to talk about Spillover in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 good health and well being. This reading and book discussion is part of Reading for Change, an event series…

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