Is art outside our everyday experiences of walking, living and breathing in neighbourhoods?
Or is art part of our lived experience? The next Arts Walk addresses this conundrum – looking at the relationship between lived spaces and the arts.
This is seventh in the series of our Project 560 Arts Walks.
Registration for the January 24, 2016 one is now open.
This walk will be in Ulsoor with Prof Sathya Prakash Varanashi and Kokila Mohan, where we will explore the relationship between art and lived spaces, and the ways in which they grow together.
Ulsoor is an urban neighbourhood with a historic heritage - it has gained and lost much in this transformation through time. This transformation owes much to the personal tastes and preferences of its residents, whether through the architecture of their houses, walls, sense of scale, or their personal tastes in embellishment and decoration. These patterns are further complemented by aspects of urban culture such as objects of daily use, rituals, culinary habits, social customs and more.
The walk attempts to understand the relationship between architecture, personal rituals and customs to make sense of this historic space in a modern context.
Prof Sathya Prakash Varanashi is an architect involved with eco-friendly designs and heritage conservation. Presently the Convenor of INTACH (Indian Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), he conducted the first Ulsoor heritage walk during the late nineties – an interest that has continued over the last 8 years with INTACH. He will also be accompanied by architect Kokila Mohan, who undertook an extensive study of Ulsoor, for her Master's thesis in Urban Design.
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Begins at: Someshwara Temple
Ends at: Someshwara Temple
Distance: Approximately 1.5 to 2 kilometres
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Time: 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Reporting Time: 08:45 AM
Language: Kannada and English
Maximum number of participants: 20 (By Registration Only)
Please wear comfortable shoes and carry essentials such as umbrellas and water.
There will be a break of 15 minutes during the walk.
This Arts Walk is a part of Project 560, 2015, an IFA initiative, partnered by Citi India.
This walk is free, but participation for the walk is by Registration Only.
Please register with your name, contact number, email and the number of participants, by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that your spot is only confirmed once you receive an email and a call from IFA.