Editorial

September 6th, 2016
Editorial

There has been a growing awareness that in many domains of design and the human sciences—geography, politics, ethics, the visual, the social—not only the conceptualizations of the domains but our practical, passionate doings in the domains are distorted and cramped by the dominant frames received either through the colonial past or contemporary disciplinary lenses. The distortions are all the more acutely felt in domains where there were alternative frames, where the very structuring of the lived domain was different. We see the effect of such distortions in our social world where the...

Design and Humanities

November 5th, 2016
Critiques

The journal Unbound would not have been possible without the unique intellectual milieu of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. So we strongly felt that the inaugural issue of the journal should have the views of its founder/director Geetha Narayanan, not because she is the head of the...
August 22nd, 2016
Critiques

A. P. Ashwin Kumar | The Liberal and the Nationalist In recent days the idea of nationalism has again come into focus in mainstream political discussions in India. Those critical of the idea ('liberals'), have usually attempted to contain the concept of nationalism by showing how it is used to...
August 22nd, 2016
Critiques

Shashikala Srinivasan | While there has been a long-standing narrative of crisis on the institution of the university in India and the West, we can identify some conspicuous differences in the way the crisis is formulated and addressed in the two different contexts. An articulation of the crisis...
August 22nd, 2016
Critiques

Dilip da Cunha / Anuradha Mathur |  The maidan is familiar to designers as an open space in Indian settlements: a typically bare ground appropriated for multiple uses such as games, fairs, picnics, rallies, markets, planting, cattle grazing, etc., some of which occur on it simultaneously. It is...

One Artist

Histories

Histories of the Immediate Present EVENT 1: Critical and Comprehensive Documentation of KMB16  We invite, artists, designers, writers, academics and all those who are interested in writing...

Vernacular Design

We invite, artists, designers, writers, academics and all those who are interested in writing about vernacular design to send us your ideas in form of an abstract of 350 words (1 Page) to...

InClass

Pedagogy as Research

Soudhamini V | I started teaching at Srishti three years ago. Throughout my first year I taught fiction film making, as I knew it both from my own learning in film school and my professional work and life since. It was extremely fulfilling,... August 24th, 2016

Liberal Arts Lab 2.0

Rashmi Sawhney | The educational landscape of India has changed significantly over the last three decades, with the setting up of a number of private universities. Presently, there are 45 central universities, 318 state universities, 185 private... September 2nd, 2016

Praxis

The Idea Behind Propriception.in

Charu Maithani | Proprioception.in is a website that is dedicated to experimental videos and artists’ films, net art and digital publications. It places itself in the landscape of online viewing practices. It is curated in the format that only... August 23rd, 2016

Gallery as Practice: Informal Art Spaces in North Bangalore

Alison Byrnes | The relationship between art-making and money-making has always been fraught. The desire to make art, at least for the past hundred years, has been considered more of a calling, or vocation, rather than a career. Worldwide, the... August 22nd, 2016

Review

EVA International 2016: Still (the) Barbarians

Aileen Blaney | ‘Still (the) Barbarians’ is the title given by guest curator Koyo Kouoh to 2016 edition of EVA International, inspired by the biennial’s simultaneity with the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a symbolic date in... August 24th, 2016

Review

To See with Your Ear

Vasanthi Mariadas | Beam (2015), is a sound installation by British sound artist Cathy Lane at the Artry Gallery, Kochi, which brings a confluence of sound, sea and harbor into a succinct and minimalistic impression. Sound waves, light waves and... October 24th, 2016