Participatory 3-Dimensional Model, Burmu (Ranchi) Jharkand, India
The model measuring 0.6 m x 0.6 m has been manufactured on 7-13 September, 2009 by the Adivasi, an umbrella term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups claimed to be the aboriginal population of India. The model has been done to assist participants in becoming more aware of their ancestral rights on land and other resources, the vast and valuable knowledge they hold and to strengthen their capacity to articulate such and communicate with external entities.
A total of 42 representatives from Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Tamilnadu and Karnataka attended the exercise.
The exercise served also as a training ground for Participatory 3D model making and for using CyberTracker, GPS icon based geocoding device.
Shakti Singh and Sophia 2009. Account of a Participatory 3D Modelling Exercise in Burmu, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, CORD/NAAlliance, Kushalnagar