Forum No.16
3rd Jun 2017

Forum No.16
3rd Jun 2017

Forum No.16
3rd Jun 2017

Forum No.16
3rd Jun 2017

Forum No.16
3rd Jun 2017

COLLABORATION | BLOWS HEADS MINDS

COLLABORATION | BLOWS HEADS MINDS

COLLABORATION | BLOWS HEADS MINDS

COLLABORATION | BLOWS HEADS MINDS

Forum_13

PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash

THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sherna Dastur

ARTIST
Sunando C

FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia

PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash

THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sherna Dastur

ARTIST
Sunando C

FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia

PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash

THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sherna Dastur

ARTIST
Sunando C

FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia

PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash

THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sherna Dastur

ARTIST
Sunando C

FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia

PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash

THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sherna Dastur

ARTIST
Sunando C

FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia

PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra

ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok

FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu

ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar

PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra

ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok

FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu

ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar

PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra

ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok

FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu

ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar

PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra

ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok

FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu

ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar

PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra

ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok

FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu

ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar

PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash
PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash
PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash
PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash
PHOTOGRAPHER
Dileep Prakash
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This June Forum began on a note of how memories belonging to an individual can simultaneously be universal. In his words, ‘a photographer of things connected to his own life’, Dileep Prakash presented his childhood memories navigating memory, history and the passage of time. Beautiful monochrome images reveal ‘What was home’ – which for Dileep was a boarding school in Ajmer.

Dileep revisits his past through 19 boarding schools linking these experiences with images of graffiti, beakers in labs, blackboard lessons and rows of chairs in silent classrooms. Every medium brings its unique expression, one is not better than another, just different – believes Dileep.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash
THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash
THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash
THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash
THEATER ARTIST
Prashant Prakash
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In the next talk, Prashant Prakash, an actor, writer and co-founder at ‘The Crow’, took us into the realm of immersive theatre experiences which are held in non-traditional venues and actively involve the audience. Prashant elaborated on the concept of immersive theatre through one of his productions, ‘The Floating Market’ with animated narratives and images.

Being fantasy and sci-fi buffs, the crew built another world where creatures from multiple realms come together to trade through a barter system. One creature sells headaches to exercise the brain while another trades Drifting Syrups that let your thoughts flow. Dictionaries attached to IV drips save dying words while elves, gnomes, pests and charm collectors roam freely. The audience experienced this market as we would a fantasy world. The theatre taps upon a multi-sensory experience and creates imaginary worlds where the spectator can discover, explore and shape their experiences themselves.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sherna Dastur
DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sherna Dastur
DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Sherna Dastur
DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Sherna Dastur
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The next speaker, Sherna Dastur, is a woman who pursues multiple vocations. After studying Graphic Design, Sherna practiced documentary filmmaking successfully for 10 years, while taking on Graphic Design assignments to finance herself. In her talk, she chose to largely speak about book design. She took us through the intensive books designed by her such as the Khoj book to commemorate 10 years of Khoj and another one for the artist Nilima Sheikh on her work from 1969-2012.

Sherna stressed how the artist’s works structured the design of the book itself. An important work designed by Sherna was the book about 10 years of ‘The Freedom Theatre’ and Juliano’s assassination. Sherna collaborated with Amar Kanwar, an artist and Sudhir Patnaik, an activist and a journalist, on their installation ‘The Sovereign Forest’, experimenting with paper-making and the art of handmade books, and designed a travelling exhibition. Sherna takes complete ownership of her art, and expressed the labour of love that book making is, and how she truly loves what she does.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

ARTIST
Sunando C
ARTIST
Sunando C
ARTIST
Sunando C
ARTIST
Sunando C
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Taking us on a completely different tangent, the next speaker, Sunando Chakraborty, is a Gallery Manager by day and a Graphic Novelist by night. Sunando comes from the background of Graphic Design and Scenography, having worked as a designer, art director and a project manager with Rajeev Sethi Scenographers and Design Habit.

Currently employed as a Deputy Director and Exhibition Manager for TASVEER, a photography gallery, he produces an extensive exhibitions programme each year for the gallery. Post the working hours at the Gallery, Sunando is on his desk by 10 pm, inking his characters and making stories as a daily ritual. Sunando’s work has been published by Manta Ray, Kokaachi, Amar Chitra Katha, LiveMint, Time Out and many others over the years.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia
FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia
FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia
FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia
FILMAKER
Koval Bhatia
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Next, Koval Bhatia’s feisty spirit took over as she talked about her passion for filmmaking and the power of communication. Koval started ‘A Little Anarchy’, a production house and talked about the ups and downs while running the business of digital advertising. Parallel to The Little Anarchy, Koval started ‘Originals’ which focuses more on comedy, humour and social content.

More recently, she started ‘Bedlam’, a platform for hosting events such as book-reading, stand-up comedy and experimental music – her vision was to offer a space without any hints of misogyny, bigotry or any kind of unhealthy politics. Koval is also a natural ‘punster’, now one of the top 10 Snapchatters of the country with content focussed on gender and mental health. Snapchat works wonderfully as a platform to reach a wider audience across the country, which is not limited to the urban youth. Koval also spoke about her struggles of reaching out to the audience with topics which are still a taboo. The challenge was to do so without antagonizing another’s sentiments and trying to change mindsets through polite and ‘funny’ content rather than coming across as harsh and arrogant.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra
PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra
PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra
PHOTOGRAPHER & CURATOR
Tanvi Mishra
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Continuing with content-creation and storytelling, we travelled many places with Tanvi Mishra, Photo Editor at The Caravan. During the initial years, Tanvi dropped out from her Master’s programme in Economics, with her determination to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Tanvi started to work in a school in the States which got her interested in photography as a medium; she was working with students in the dark room and handling equipment. After returning to India, she began developing her skills by documenting her grandmother in Puri. In Cambodia for a workshop once, Tanvi recalled her mentor’s advice to shoot a subject as a reflection of her own self. Being in a strange country, she reflected her emotions of loneliness and isolation through her photographs.

In 2012, Tanvi got her first chance to curate a photo exhibit. Without any prior knowledge of curation, she did so successfully by researching and finding connections in the photographer’s works. Since then, she had curated many photo exhibits. She became a part of the editorial team of India’s first photography quarterly PIX and has also been a part of the curatorial team of India’s first photography festival, Delhi Photo Festival. Tanvi was ecstatic to talk about being a guest curator at the second edition of Photo Kathmandu, an outdoor exhibition aimed at reaching out to locals.

With Caravan, Tanvi’s idea is to begin political conversations and explore different ways of approaching Journalism through the medium of Art.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok
ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok
ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok
ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok
ARCHITECT & EDITOR
Mrinalini Ghadiok
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An architect by training and a visualizer by heart, Mrinalini Ghadiok now follows her passion of writing. As the editor of the Indian edition of ‘Mondo Arc’, a leading international design magazine, she challenges mediocrity to present and bring to the fore works of inspiration from within India and around the globe.

Mrinalini talked about the influence of light and lighting in the built environment, focussing on the interaction between natural light and architecture. Before joining Mondo, Mrinalini researched, produced and executed numerous sound and light shows across the country such as at Amer Fort in Rajasthan, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur and Delhi’s Qutub Minar, to mention a few. Mrinalini, who taught at the Sushant School of Architecture imbibed through discussion and discourse. Post these experiences, the editorship of Mondo presented a challenge to Mrinalini and she settled her wings there. The rest of her talk was about the magazine itself and its content, which focusses on seeing, thinking, inspiring and reflecting.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu
FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu
FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu
FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu
FOUNDER
Sujata Sahu
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Next, we trekked up to the remote villages of Leh with Sujata Sahu of the ‘17000ft’ foundation. After working in the corporate sector in India and US, and later as an educator and facilitator for children, a solo trek to Ladakh opened her eyes to the extremities in the lives of the locals in remote villages in the mountains.

Sujata stumbled upon a school while trekking, located in the middle of nowhere which had one room with 1 teacher and 7 students. Despite the harsh geography where a local would travel for 2 or 3 days to get the mid-day meal supplies, she was amazed by the efforts of the children, their parents and their teachers to show up every day. Stories of people making life-threatening journeys, crossing frozen rivers, just to send their children to school made her question why they couldn’t have a more accessible education with proper books and furniture.

17000 ft started with a simple aim, to transform the lives of indigenous mountain tribes and enable them to live better lives without being forced into migration. Sujata is the passion behind the Foundation, and the backbone behind 17000 ft’s educational initiatives. Today, in just its fourth year, the work of 17000 ft Foundation has spread to cover the entire geographical region of Ladakh, covering over 900 schools and supporting the local Government to improve the quality of education for its children.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar
ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar
ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar
ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar
ARTIST
Harsh Nambiar
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Harsh Nambiar, the last speaker of the day, is an artist and relatively new to the hustle of life in Delhi. After soaking in the stories everyone shared, Harsh Nambiar told us about himself. He spent his early childhood in Delhi before relocating to London at the age of 10 and then later to New York City.

He began studying History, but always felt far more connected to the world of Art and eventually shifted to Art history. After a brief spell in the gallery world, he worked as a studio manager and exhibition coordinator for artist Anthony McCall before returning to New Delhi. He joined the core team of Serendipity Arts Festival, which held its inaugural edition in December 2016. While these projects provided Harsh with invaluable experience and perspective, he loved painting since his childhood, engaging in it rigorously, parallel to his other assignments. Being on the move throughout his life, Harsh is now taking his time to get used to life in Delhi. At the same time he enjoys the freedom of having his own studio space where he can pursue his true passion.

Written by Ishita Jain and Sarah Kaushik

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Gurugram, Harayana - 122022

CALL
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B - 558, Sushant Lok Phase 1,
Gurugram, Harayana - 122022

CALL
0124-4921810, 4923148

 

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