Sustainability Now | Arts for placemaking in Mumbai

Sep 07 2022–Oct 03 20226:00pm-8:00pm

About the event

A number of exciting public art projects and citizen led initiatives have transformed Mumbai’s spaces into places – think the Bollywood Art Project that brightened Bandra’s by lanes or the revamping of Versova’s koliwada district.

Such placemaking activities integrate art, architecture, and anthropology to give vitality to precincts of the city that foster creative thinking, community interaction and instil democratic values.

Ketaki Bhadgaonkar, Arzan Khambatta, Hanif Kureshi and Alisha Sadikot, in conversation with Naman Saraiya explore strategies to sustainably optimise public spaces through art in the city.

In collaboration with

Avid Learning

Avid Learning, the cultural philanthropy arm of the Essar Group founded in 2009 has, over the past decade, grown into one of Mumbai’s leading public programming platforms and is firmly entrenched in the country’s wider cultural ecosystem. Our thoughtfully curated and diverse events embrace the spirit of collaboration to bring together the best of Indian and international writers, artists, intellectuals, cultural experts, policymakers and industry leaders across Visual Art, Literature, Culture and Heritage, Education, Design & Technology and the Performing Arts through engaging and dynamic formats like panel discussions, workshops & master classes, roundtables, lecture demonstrations, festival platforms, symposiums & conferences, multidisciplinary performances and walkthroughs.