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Temporary Architecture - CitySpinning is a series of interventions, which look at expanding the nature and use of public and unused urban spaces in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Delhi.

Mathinahalli: Playing With Stories, a festival of exchange from 26-30 August 09

mathinahalliWHEN: 26-30th August 09

Mathinahalli: playing with stories was a festival of exchange and mutual gestures designed to document the neighbourhood’s stories about childhood, play and the city at large. These stories will help in capturing the evolution and dynamism in the way the residents of the neighbourhood have played in the spaces around them across generations.

At Mathinahalli, visitors could eat (choco cookies and lemonade), get quick beauty fixes (hair braiding, temp tattoos, face painting), get themselves sketched, learn craft and art skills and audition for a film in exchange for sharing their stories and experiences. The interest was in creating an archive of stories from the neighbourhood which dealt with play and playspaces. My attempt was to create this archive in a way which also served as a demonstration of mechanisms of intangible exchange, barter and gift economies.

Concept: Prayas Abhinav (with numerous contributions from the participants of Eating Value)

Facilitation: Prayas Abhinav, Tanvi Srivastava and Alisha Panjwani

Some photographs of Mathinahalli (from 26-30 August 09):

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