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Negotiating Routes:Ecologies Of The Byways 2011

The Negotiating Routes – Ecologies of the Byways invited creative practitioners to propose site-specific and interdisciplinary projects in response to the National Highway Development Program (NHDP) which had put land acquisition on fast track and was taking legal and police action against non-performing contractors and displaced villagers and tribals alike. The projects combined research and art, while addressing the visible and invisible transformations taking place in their immediate environments. Negotiating Routes encouraged archiving of local knowledge and mythologies about various ecologies whilst also facilitating a collaborative dialogue between the artist and the local community.

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The second edition of the Negotiating Routes: Ecologies of the Byways project brought forth a range of creative interventions looking at issues of ecology, society, and community. The selected projects investigated and navigated these topics from the diverse regions of rural Bengal, the mountains of Badrinath, the suburbs of Bengaluru, etc.

Negotiating Routes was initiated by Varsha Nair and co-curated by Pooja Sood.

The selected projects for the 2011 edition were:

NR 5: Sanchayan Ghosh, Aakil Aarsi (Mirror of Mind), Fuldanga Village, near Santiniketan

NR 6: Surekha, Jakkur Lake, Bengaluru

NR 7: Asim Waqif and Vaibhav Dimri, Badri Jal Abhiyan, Badrinath

NR 8: Shilpa Joglekar, Negotiating Routes and Ecologies



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