Friday, December 18, 2015

The enabling power of participatory 3D mapping among the Saramaccan Peoples of Suriname (Video)



Fifty years ago, some 5000 Saramaccan Peoples of Suriname had to leave their traditional lands along the Suriname River due to the construction of a major dam. The wounds of this transmigration are still felt today. Meanwhile, the Saramaccans who live in the Upper Suriname River area face new challenges since their territorial rights are not yet officially recognized and road infrastructure to access the area is improving. Creating a 3D model of the area that tells the inside story of their traditions and land use can help them to overcome their sense of being misunderstood by decision-makers and rediscover their voice.

Language versions:
Version fran├žaise: http://goo.gl/ggXyw5
Saramaccan version: http://goo.gl/9XC2Jb

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