We lived in Ifanadiana for more than five years. We spent a lot of time focusing on the villages, overlooking the “urbanized” jungle we call home. We explored ideas on how to best engage a city that is no longer Tanala-only, not rural but not urban either. It was a mix of village-meets-the-city with peoples from the coast, the forest, and the highlands meshed together. Some of the peoples here are Tanala, Betsileo, Antambahoaka, Merina, Antaimoro, and Antaifasy.