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Zariyein was a community-based art intervention that sought to explore the rich diversity of lived experience through images and conversations. Participants were required to document impressions of their everyday lives through photography and audio recordings and this documentation then went into the production of a device for the wider public that would stimulate conversations about collective representation.

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Zariyein is a community-based art intervention that uses images and conversations to explore the diversity of the lived experience. The project seeks to probe and reveal the interactions between people and their spaces/experiences. Participants are required to document impressions of their everyday through photography and audio recordings. This documentation is then circulated through the wider public and used as a device to stimulate conversations which will hopefully lead to a collective representation of that particular area and context.

Since 2006, Zariyein has been carried out in three diverse locations:
Khirki – An urban village in Delhi.
Shillong and villages in the East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
In the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

Zariyein, in Urdu, means ‘through’.


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