Beyond the Blueprint : Reimagining the City
The Beyond the Blueprint : Reimagining the City seeks to rethink and renegotiate public spaces and cities as infrastructures of care, as well as expressions of inclusivity. The programme is a collective reimagining of urbanscapes for women and gender minorities.
About this programme
Beyond the Blueprint: Reimagining the City is a socially engaged art project that seeks to rethink and renegotiate public spaces and cities as infrastructures of care, as well as expressions of inclusivity. The project is a collective reimagining of urbanscapes for women and gender minorities.
As a continuation of Khoj’s work in its neighborhood Khirki, and more recently the long-term socially engaged art project – Peripheries & Crossovers: Art as Social Practice, which looked at the effects of urbanisation on gender-based violence, Khoj initiated a deeper inquiry into understanding the built environment. There is a need to rethink city blueprints that are inadequate in caring for and holding space for diverse identities.
By calling on architects and urban designers Anupriya Aggarwal & Saleha Sapra, Kruti Shah, and Nidhi Batra, Khoj is looking to understand how city building can be a collaborative effort that includes the needs and narratives of those at the margins through a series of city walks, mapping exercises, gameplay, and participatory urban design methodologies.
Since July, the creative-practitioners have been engaging with their communities through workshops, walks, and interactive gameplay sessions to understand the various issues that they face. Concurrently, Khoj too has been actively programming workshops to support these inquires and help the creative-practitioners understand how to evaluate socially-engaged art practices.
Call 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*This opportunity is open to Indian nationals only
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