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From a cycle rally held for with young people from the Khirkee and Hauz Rani neighbourhoods, part of REVUE artists, Sreejata Roy and Mrityunjay Chatterjee's community art project, 'Networks and Neigbourhoods - Social Ecologies Part II' (2015)

2015/2016

KHOJ International Artists' Association

KHOJ International Artists' Association

In May 2015, REVUE artists, Sreejata Roy and Mrityunjay Chatterjee concluded the ongoing chapter of their long-term community based art project, Networks and Neighborhood, with a multi-media exhibition, seminar and panel discussion, and along with neighborhood walks showing the murals that they have created in the community throughout the year. Through a series of sustained interventions, workshops and cartography sessions over the past year, the artists have tried to understand the relationship women have with the public spaces of Khirkee and Hauzs Rani. Networks and Neighbourhood attempts to explore why these public spaces remain male dominated and how they can be shaped to be equally hospitable to both men and women.Over the year, Sreejata and Mrityunjay have worked with women of varied various ages and backgrounds from the neighbourhood, engaging them in interviews, and collaborating with them to create neighborhood maps and wall murals. REVUE has exploresd how young women from once-marginalized colonies negotiate the changes in a local ecology, which is mutating in order to accommodate traditional family and community pressures, even while as the technologically-enabled elision of urban public and private space brings about shifts in personal identity and professional aspirations.As Delhi-based artists involved for several years in the creation of community-related art projects, REVUE have evolved a personal practice within their larger investigation of socio-cultural conditions in urban contexts --- , drawing upon oral history, the narration of daily life and the formation/expression of subjectivity. Drawing upon their previous experience in Khoj projects in 2008 and 2009, in collaboration with local people from the heavily populated migrant working-class settlement of Khirkeei, Hauz Rani, they had many informal and formal dialogues with local women about their notions of public space.

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  • Title: From a cycle rally held for with young people from the Khirkee and Hauz Rani neighbourhoods, part of REVUE artists, Sreejata Roy and Mrityunjay Chatterjee's community art project, 'Networks and Neigbourhoods - Social Ecologies Part II' (2015)
  • Date Created: 2015/2016
  • Location: Khirkee Extension, Saket, New Delhi
  • Event: Networks and Neighbourhoods - Negotiating Social Ecology Part II
  • Collaborators: Arifa Khan, Satender Tiwari (Summer Interns from Social Design Department, Ambedkar University), Chetana Nashkar, Nian Paul (Project Interns, Geography, School of Social Science, Jawarhal Nehru University, Rabia, Rubina, Gulsaba, Vidhi, Kashish, Bianca, Sonia, Masooda, Rahim, Khatera, Nargiz, Mushda, Behesta, Tabassum, Razia (Khirkee Collective) Event Participants: Aisha Lovely George (Hidden Pockets), Salini Sharma (Safe City), Kriti Agarwal, (Safetipin), Paridhi Gupta (PhD researcher at Centre for Women Studies, JNU), Manjari Shukla (MPhil Researcher at Centre for the study of Discrimination and Exclusion, JNU)
  • Category: Community Art
  • Artist: Sreejata Roy, Mrityunjay Chatterjee

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