Gendered Spaces expands the discourse around gender roles by bringing men into the conversation to question patriarchy and notions of ideal masculinity. The project was initiated in Chitpur, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kolkata by artists Sumona Chakravarty and Nilanjan Das. Chitpur is home to a diverse set of people and histories: bastis (shacks) along the railway tracks and one of the biggest red-light districts close to the heritage palatial homes. Gendered Spaces was an attempt to examine how different spaces in Chitpur perpetuated shared ideals of masculinity where Sumona worked at an all-male body building club and Nilanjan at the riverside ghats (riverbank).
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