Cultural Re-imaginations | May 09 & 10, 2014 | Mumbai

India Foundation for the Arts
and Mohile Parikh Center present
Cultural Re-imaginations:
Experiments in Creative Placemaking

A presentation by Indrani Baruah


Friday | May 09, 2014 | 06:30 PM
Somaiya Centre for Lifelong Learning

2nd floor, Somaiya Bhavan, above Kitabkhana book store,
Fountain Circle, Fort, Mumbai. Phone: 022-61702270
Please join us for refreshments at 06:00 PM.

Saturday | May 10, 2014 | 07:00 PM
The Hive

50 A, Huma Mansion, Opposite Ahmed Bakery,
Chuim Village Road, Bandra West, Mumbai.
Please join us for refreshments at 06:30 PM.

Indrani Baruah received a grant to construct a raft-like structure in collaboration with bamboo artisans and boat-builders in Guwahati and undertake a journey, titled Cultural Re-imaginations, on the River Brahmaputra, during which the raft functioned as a mobile, habitable receptacle to gather, share and document stories, songs and local knowledge from the region.

Incorporating concepts from visual arts, architecture, vernacular crafts and cultural studies, Cultural Re-imaginations has attempted to challenge the traditional boundaries between art/architecture, artist/artisan, crafts/arts, public/private and inside/outside. The project has attempted to 'create circumstances for unanticipated convergence of disciplines, ideas and people' by becoming a platform for collaborative work between bamboo artisans, artists and boat-builders.

Indrani is an artist, architect and cultural researcher, who works at the intersection of visual arts, architecture and cultural studies. Her recent participation in exhibitions include Green, Berkeley Arts Center, California (2010), ARTifact, Gensler, San Francisco, California (2010), Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2012 and INSERT 2014, IGNCA, New Delhi.

Indrani received a grant under IFA's Extending Arts Practice programme in 2012 and the Public Art Grant from Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art in 2013. She has received fellowships from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon. Her work has been published in IASTE, University of California, Society of Architectural Historians and Art and Deal.