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Times, Lines, 1989s: A Questionnaire

If you could choose one thing to add to a historical timeline of India, what would it be?

As part of their exhibition at Khoj, Russian art collective Chto Delat is building an alternative India timeline in the Khoj exhibition spaces. They are inviting responses from anyone who feels they have a story or important event to share, or feels something is missing in the way the history of India has been discussed or promoted – any event of local, global or personal significance from 1989 to the present day.

We are interested to hear what you feel is an important event to record, and why. It could be any kind of event that is important to you, your family or wider community – positive and/or negative – that has shaped or transformed your experience of the city in the last 30 years.

The event could be something very small or mundane, it could be a feeling, or a personal encounter, an artwork, a new street name, the birth of someone you know, a political action, the publication of a book, a chance meeting – it could also be a global event or change that has affected India in some way – anything that has been important to the way you see, feel and use the city.

This project is about exploring alternative histories and understanding the different forces of transformation the city has faced. Chto Delat’s idea is to try to build a more complex understanding of what has shaped the city, in order to think about how to work, build and live in the future.

If you would like to take part, you can complete this questionnaire and Chto Delat will then add your event to the timeline. If you would prefer to submit your event in a different way we would love to chat with you in person, or on the phone. Contact Alina Tiphagne (alina@khojworkshop.org) if you would like to hear more.

For your event to be included in the timeline from the start of the exhibition, please submit by 27 January, Monday.

More information about Chto Delat’s projects can be found here: https://chtodelat.org/

And more information about Khoj here: https://khojworkshop.org/

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