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Make in Dharavi

This series of interviews portrays the economic life of Dharavi in Mumbai through the activities of its inhabitants.

The famously productive 'homegrown' neighbourhood in the heart of Mumbai city is full of thousands of artisans, craftspersons and mechanics, working away on their tools and machines in workshops and factories that often double up as homes and dormitories. This series of interviews profiles them in their contexts to provide a composite portrait of Dharavi's economic life. As Patrick Geddes says, the "Place, Live, Work" triad is the foundation of urban life. This seems to be truer of this dynamic and frenzied neighbourhood than others.

woman making jewlery in Dharavi
woman making jewlery in Dharavi