Shubham Lohe

MA Architecture

Self-Reliant Commune: A New eye to the invisible Majuli Island

This thesis-by-design focuses on the communities in Majuli Island, Assam, an area facing regular flooding and land erosion, resulting in hardship and the loss of life. It explores how appropriate architectural design tools may be embedded within cultural practises of the community with high levels of participation to turn flooding instead into a form of power and economic advantage.