iCALL COLOURS OF LIGHT

ICall is a psychosocial helpline that offers free counselling via phone, chat and email by trained counsellors, started by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. ICall Colours of Light is a casebook that explores interventions by mental health practitioners for the benefit of adolescents and young adults who are placed in the rural context of Rajasthan.

Written and Contributed by Studio Kohl

NEBULA LABOUR COLONY

This project is a response to the onsite living conditions for temporal migrant construction workers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat – aiming to provide a healthier living condition, as well as dignity, for a marginalised population – through a holistic design approach focusing on well-being, sanitation and children’s education.

Written and Contributed by Hatch Workshop

KAALA PEELIYA, COMMUNICATING THE SILENT KILLER IN PUNJAB

Hepatitis C has become a silent epidemic spreading across rural Punjab, India. However, adoption of its treatment has been woefully inadequate and slow. A collaboration between Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Treemouse Research & Design, the project decodes the dynamics of Hepatitis-C in rural Punjab & devises a financing system that would reduce the perceived cost of treatment.

Written and Contributed by Treemouse Research & Design

REFRAME – FUNDING MENTAL HEALTH

Mental health is challenging to represent visually when considering concepts like inclusivity and diversity. ReFrame, initiated by MHI and designed by Studio Kohl, is a journal focussing on different vantage points to help the reader understand complex concepts and facts: that mental health issues are more situational and contextual than is believed.

Written and Contributed by Studio Kohl

BANDICOOT – MANHOLE CLEANING ROBOT

The ‘Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’, recognises manual cleaning of sewers as a dehumanising practise arising from the continuing existence of insanitary latrines and a highly iniquitous caste system. Four young replaced manual scavengers with robots in manholes. They kept the technology simple so that anyone can operate the Bandicoot with a little training.

Written and Contributed by Genrobotic Innovations