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Beyond the Blueprint : Reimagining the City
Do you feel cared for by your city?
There is a need to rethink city blueprints that are inadequate in holding space for diverse identities.
About this programme
Khoj invites applications for Beyond the Blueprint : Reimagining the City to (re)imagine public spaces across India as infrastructures of care.
This call is for, but not limited to city planners, urban strategists, designers, artists and architects whose practice is embedded in their local contexts and are looking to (re)create public spaces in their cities as expressions of inclusivity.
Creative practitioners have closely witnessed and taken cognisance of the process of urbanisation, the force it has exerted on public spaces, and the narratives it has excluded. Beyond the Blueprint : Reimagining the City is a collective (re)imagining of urbanscapes through the lens of care for women and gender minorities.
This project will be carried out with Safetipin as Knowledge Partners
Open for Applications
Project Duration: July – December 2023
Location: Pan India
Support Amount: Up to INR 3,00,000/- (per project)
Application Deadline: 20th June 2023.
Those interested must answer the questions below and send them in with their CVs on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Beyond the Blueprint’
1) Tell us something about your overall creative practice through one of your projects. (300 words max)
2) Tell us a little about the area you will be working in through this project. What is your relationship with that space? (300 words max)
3) How do you propose to foreground and address issues around safety in public spaces for women and gender minorities through the proposed project? (300 words max)
Due to the high volume of applications, we will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
The final decision will be made by the last week of June 2023
For any queries regarding this opportunity, write to us at email@example.com
*This opportunity is open to Indian nationals only
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Peripheries And Crossovers: Art As Social Practice 2021
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