Riveting narrated slideshow of the world's slums: The Places We Live

The Places We Live is an utterly riveting narrated Flash slideshow of the world's slums. It takes the form of a series of panoramic photos of slums around the world, with voice-over from people who live there (in translation). I'm currently watching the segments on Dharavi, in Mumbai, said by some to be the largest slum in the world. I visited Dharavi with an NGO last September while researching a book and it made quite an impression on me as a place of immense self-reliance and industry, but also bitter poverty. I'm working on a scene set there now, so this could not have come at a more opportune moment for me.

The Places We Live

(via Kottke)