Tipping Point India

Biographies of the TippingPoint India 2011 Participants

Open Space Topics

KHOJ International Artists’ Association is collaborating with TippingPoint UK and British Council to present TippingPoint India on 11th and 12th November 2011 in Bengaluru. 30 artists across all disciplines and 30 scientists from key scientific institutions across India and abroad will gather to explore the boundary between artistic and cultural life and the extraordinary challenges of our changing planet.

In recent years our understanding and awareness of climate change has increased greatly. however, a disparity persists between scientific knowledge and concern on the one hand and understanding and action by the wider society on the other. The event aims to provide a stimulating spring board from which artist/scientist collaborations can begin their journey to fruition to create new work that will reach across India and beyond.

TippingPoint, a ground breaking British organisation has held a series of similar invitation-only 2-day gatherings which place artists and scientists in collaborative conversation, aiming to enrich both scientific and creative practice through dialogue and debate.  Events have taken place in New York, Sydney, Cape Town, Brussels, Oslo, Potsdam and Oxford. TippingPoint events provide a rare opportunity to step outside day-to-day work and engage with innovative peers from across many disciplines.

Previous attenders have said;
It was one of the most important exercises I’ve ever taken part in…timely, imaginatively set up, and profoundly necessary. Philip Pullman, Author

Brilliant – the most ‘academic fun’ I have had in a very long time. The space given to discussion was excellent…and every conversation I had was new and exciting. Professor Mark Maslin, Director, University College London Environment Institute

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