We share our tool to understand and negotiate the conditions created by the invocation of development by its prosecuting developmentors on its workers and subject developmentees, as well as those caught in the crossfire.
Developmentia describes an institutional psychology that inhibits human uplift like a paralysing societal smog. One which suppresses the supersession of today's status quo with bewildering versatility.
Developmentia's methods are camouflaged in virtue, powerful and pervasive, but as we show, quite resistible. They include; co-option, (voluntary) internship, science, technocracy, waste and strategic misdirection.
This site offers living collage of developmentia in politics, learning, statescraft, consumerism, war and religion.
It is a joint production from IMASE and OtherAsias
We invite you to take the opportunity to stroll through the resources on this site, and share them with interesting|vested parties, and write in with any of your own dispatches from Developmentshire.
Reflexive Modernisation of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police? Following their massacre of sit-in protesters last May, Commissioner Benazir Ahmed’s finest parade their new toys, and elbow pads, during Bengali New Year Festivities
[Film] Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden. A good introduction to a perennial decolonial puzzle
Article in Himal magazine on a new book seeking to make some sense out of aid politics in South Asia. Economistically autistic.
The Samaritans is a forthcoming Kenyan mockumentary series on the ridiculousness of a development NGO. From the interview however, it does resemble “managed” critique, developmentees may chuckle at themselves and carry on.
Hiphop musician Macklemore takes on the subject of White Privilege, an important underlying driver of Developmentia
An insightful card from The War on Terror board game