Networks And Neighbourhood : Negotiating Social Ecology 2015
Khoj’s Networks and Neighbourhoods: Negotiating Social Ecology explored many conversations with women in Khirkee about their notions of public space. It delved into how young women from once-marginalized colonies negotiate rapid changes in their context amidst traditional family pressures even while the technologically-enabled elision of urban public and private space brings about shifts in identity and aspirations.
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Networks and Neighborhoods: Negotiating Social Ecology conducted various workshops, seminars, meetings, mural-painting and classes at Khoj. A magazine entitled Mulaqaton Ki Galiyaan – The Lanes of Encounter, was also produced as a part of the project. Through a variety of mapping workshops, the project initiated a conversation about gendered access to public spaces in Khirkee and Hauz Rani. The project culminated in a two days cycle rally. Even though few of the magazine launches were carried out on the streets and painting done on various corners of the locality articulating presence of women; the rally brought young jubilant women onto the streets, challenging the very set up of the patriarchal systems, through their presence, noises, laughs, talks – all in public.
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Networks and Neighborhoods focused on how young working women in Khirkee responded and adapted to the pressures of the constantly changing urban ecology within the larger contemporary discourse of risk and vulnerability negotiated by women in urban public space. REVUE, Delhi-based creative practitioners involved for several years in the creation of community-related art projects, had many informal and formal conversations…