Course Leader, Building Conservation programme, Uni.
of Portsmouth, UK
Dr Zeynep Aygen made it possible for Krupa to come over
as a Visiting Scholar in Spring 2010 and spend time at the University
library and engage with a number of experts including herself,
thus helping Krupa better understand current academic thought
on the role of communities in conservation.
She overseered Krupa's trial mapping project on Curzon Howe
Road, Portsmouth and helped her meet with the community engagement
officer at Victoria & Albert Museum to understand how large-scale
national museums reach out to the community.
Co-Founders of Commonground, UK
Susan Clifford and Angela King have backgrounds in planning, habitat conservation and environment. They founded Common Ground to help local people to
explore and show the significance of their local surroundings to those who would change them. The charity champions democratic involvement in
localities and focuses on Local Distinctiveness. www.commonground.org.uk has examples of Parish Maps.
Krupa spent some time with them in Spring 2010 to understand the
charity's working process and came back with loads of ideas, encouragement
and reading material.
Community Outreach Officer, Mary Rose Trust
Trevor Sapey has a background in Heritage
Management. Krupa spent a couple of months in 2010 tagging along
behind Trevor while he engaged with a wide variety of groups ranging
from Brownies (Girl Guides) to Dementia Support Groups as part
of his work profile at the Mary Rose and had practical exposure
in how to engage with different groups at different levels.
Community Engagement Consultant
Dr Carolyne Haynes has a background in
Architecture and is currently an independent museums and institutions
professional. Krupa received a number of useful and practical
pointers in engaging with rural communities especially the notion
of Village Design Statements and Parish Plans.
Development Studies Consultant
Dr Shashikala Sitaram is a Mysore based
Research Consultant. A chance meeting with her led Krupa to discuss
the project and its ramifications with Dr Sitaram, who offered
invaluable advice on project methodology, taking it to rural areas
and engaging with the Panchayat system.