DOT in Tippasandra, a neighbourhood play camp (Aug-Sep 09)

What is Demonstrating Outdoor Tactics (DOT)? The DOT (Demonstrating Outdoor Tactics) is a configuration for a mobile cultural space for Bangalore. It will be used for a diverse set of curated artistic and cultural projects proposed by the community of creative-practitioners and amateurs in Bangalore. Station 1: A construction site in a residential neighbourhood The […]

Spirited Caravans: re-imagining Bangalore’s outdoors @ Protospace from 12-20 July 09

Dates From 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., 12th to 20th July, 2009 As unknown, invisible people, is it possible for us to imagine the city in a way, which is less alienating and fragmented? The exhibition looks at the role mobile spaces can play in doing this. A showcase of design proposals for a mobile cultural […]

LAND Is available. How do you want to use it?

LAND DREAMS, cataloguing our cultural aspirations and use-values related to LAND Living in a country and region with active land-struggles and a history of land-rights movements^ and attempts of land-reform, if land is made available to us for some time, what can we imagine? CALL FOR PROPOSALS LAND is available for temporary projects, workshops, conferences, […]

YourTime Club, the first meeting and further

The first meeting of the YourTime Club happened on Saturday, 11th April. We had Indu, Sunil, Harsh, Sony, Nisha, Ajay, Ritwick, Tarun and Saritha at the meeting. Minutes of some the discussions which happened in the meeting: introduction of the concept, the motivations, the members and the possibilities understanding the situation being laid-off and others […]

Introducing the YourTime Club (a club for people who finally own their time again)

== INVITATION:== If you have recently lost (or not found) a job, you are invited to the introductory meeting of the YourTime Club. If you don’t own your own time yet please forward this link along to those who do! == DATE:== Saturday, 11th April, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. == LOCATION:== UWA hostel […]

Land dreams

LandDreams [land-dreams] noun, verb – noun: Realized or unrealized aspirations of land. – verb: The act of imagining unrealized desires; in terms of functional uses or aesthetic. Unemployed plots of land dream of things that they can do, how they can look, forms they can take. When they are actively traded and utilized in the […]

Outcome of the call for proposals for designs of mobile cultural spaces

The Porous City call for proposals for designs of mobile cultural spaces received twenty-five submissions from eight countries. From January 26-March 20th, the competition website had some 3,000 visitors from around the world. Numerous people sent asked questions and posted the call for proposals on their website. Fifteen of the twenty-five proposals have been short-listed […]

Navigating the trash-route of Bangalore and some hints to how it all works

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Being a part of the generation which rarely votes, is more or less politically apathetic and is mobile to the point of being rootless, it was a refreshing experience today to meet some bureaucrats who are making it happen in Bangalore and with gusto. At 8:15 a.m. we set out to meet Nandesh and Shivakumar, […]

A tulsi (basil) plant at every tea stall

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Yesterday Sakshita, Sadhivi and Rutika started an effort to plant a Tulsi (Basil) plant at all the tea-shops of Yelahanka. In the picture above they plant the Basil seeds at the chai shop in front of Srishti’s old campus. The anna at the tea-shop was very happy to have a personal tulsi plant at his […]