A Transmedia Project
Annika Mayer & Roberta Mandoki (Heidelberg University)
The project „Elderscapes. Ageing in Urban South Asia“ offers an insight into contemporary everyday life of older people from the middle class in urban South Asia. South Asia’s cities are growing rapidly, and longevity is rising simultaneously leading to urban and social change. In this process, perspectives of older people, but also their needs and potentials have to be considered. The project focuses on the social commitment of older persons, their everyday life and social bonding, on their memories as well as perspectives on what it means to grow old in a city.
Interweaving multiple media types like video, text, sound and images this transmedia project contributes both to contemporary visual anthropology and anthropological research on ageing.