Networks and Neighbourhood – Open Day and Exhibition

Open Studio: Sunday May 15th 2016, 3:30 PM onwards

The exhibition will remain on view till May 17th, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Revue Artists – Sreejata Roy and Mrityunjay Chatterjee have been working on a year long community art project, ‘Networks and Neighbourhoods‘ with the support of  Khoj International Artists Association. In May 2016, the project will conclude with a three-day exhibition, a round table discussion and neighbourhood walks.

Through a sustained series of interventions, workshops and cartography sessions over the past year, the artists have tried to understand the relationship women have with the public spaces of Khirkee and Haus Rani. Networks and Neighbourhoods attempts to explore why these public spaces remain male dominated and how they can be shaped to be equally hospitable to men and women.

Over the year, Sreejata and Mrityunjay have worked with women of  varied ages and backgrounds from the neighbourhood, engaging them in  mapping exercises and interviews and wall paintings. REVUE  has explored how young women from once-marginalized colonies negotiate the changes in a local ecology that has to accommodate traditional family and community pressures even while the technologically-enabled elision of urban public and private space brings about shifts in personal identity and professional aspirations.

As Delhi-based artists involved for several years in the creation of community-related art projects, REVUE have evolved a personal practice within their larger investigation of socio-cultural conditions in urban contexts, drawing upon oral history, the narration of daily life and the formation/expression of subjectivity. Drawing upon their previous experience in Khoj projects in 2008 and 2009, in collaboration with local people from the heavily populated migrant working-class settlement of Khirki, Hauz Rani, they had many informal and formal dialogues with local women about their notions of public space.

Key Participants, Collaborators :

1. Interns from Social Design Department, Ambedkar University (duration- summer internship)

Arifa Khan, Satender Tiwari

2. Interns from Social Geography, School of Social Science, Jawarhal Nehru University( duration- 10 months)

Chetana Nashkar, Nian Paul

3. Khirkee Collective( collaborators from Khirkee and its neighbourhood, duration- 1 year)

Rabia, Rubina, Gulsaba, Vidhi, Kashish, Bianca,Sonia, Masooda, Rahim,Khatera,Nargiz, Mushda, Behesta, Tabassum,Razia.

For the Round Table:

1. Aisha Lovely George,Team Hidden-Pockets, Hidden Pockets, New Delhi.

2. Salini Sharma, Safe City, New Delhi

3. Kriti Agarwal, Safetipin, New Delhi

4. Paridhi Gupta ,PhD researcher at Centre for Women Studies, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University

5. Manjari Shukla, Mphil researcher at Centre for the study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


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