Meghalaya’s living root bridges and Kerala’s Kuttanad show indigenous climate resilience: Julia Watson

(Julia Watson is an urban designer who teaches at Harvard and Columbia. This piece first appeared in Times of India’s July 31 edition.)

  • When we talk about technology in the West, we mean high-tech, which is born from an abundant amount of resources, money and unrestricted scalability. These are embedded in high-tech. But it is these principles of infinite resources that make this tech inherently unsustainable. In contrast, lo-tech is born of finite resources and an understanding that ecosystems have limitations. Indigenous innovations evolved over thousands of years while …
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