The IGL’s PNDP workshop in Myanmar was a transformative experience for me. My project focused on the Yangon Circular Railway and the low-income agricultural and factory workers riding it each day. The format of the workshop allowed me full days to explore and document the railway and its surrounding areas on the outskirts of the city, while our nightly group meetings and critiques with Sam James and Gary Knight helped to guide my work over the course of the week. I felt that this process provided a good balance between independent work and frequent feedback. Meanwhile, the experience of deeply exploring a country at such a pivotal turning point in its history and engaging with the people living there kept me longing to return to Myanmar for months after the workshop ended. It is this curiosity and drive to explore international issues on a real human level that I feel the IGL cultivates so well.
Read the rest of Molly's reflection on the PNDP Blog.