The Patni Community, a village in search of an alternative
Patni Community basket weaving

The Patni Community, a village in search of an alternative

28.02.2020 Today we were in a village, or rather in a community, the Patni, who have undergone an amazing change. Today they are a group of basket weavers who offer…

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Santal Communities in Saidpur
Santal communities in Saidpur

Santal Communities in Saidpur

The Santal are a small minority who settle in different regions of Bangladesh. They are actually forest users, but were hired to clear forest land during the British colonisation of India and later used it as farmland. This is how they came to Bangladesh.

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The pal, a pottery village in Trishal
pal pottery without a Potter's wheel

The pal, a pottery village in Trishal

21.02.2020Trishal is a small town not far from the metropolis of Mymensingh. Mymensingh is an important transport hub on the Meghna River. Trishal has a university whose campus is growing…

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Munshipur, hamlet in the Haor near Kishargonj
a village in the Haor near Kishargonj

Munshipur, hamlet in the Haor near Kishargonj

A haor is a seasonal inland sea that receives vast amounts of surface runoff water during the rainy season from rivers and canals that flow into this flood basin. However, this wetland ecosystem almost dries up after the rainy season.

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The End of the Presencemodell

The Institute for International Climate Research and Modelling is taking this virtuela path as perhaps the first Saxon virtual research institute. It currently combines about 4 focal points: Bangladesh and the Ganges Delta, the Aral Sea, the Altai and the Far East of Russia. Teams from all over the world will gradually join. This is the task of 2021!

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Satkira
Claudius Guenther drawing

Satkira

Satkira is the district capital in southwest Bangladesh and was considered by my colleague Hassan to be the museum of disasters. Most of what one can find here is caused by the devastation of the Ayla storm (2009) but also problems with arsenic in the water, the problem of waterlogging arose.

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