Editor’s note: The three curatorial projects City as studio, Art as a place and Common ground conceived between 2009- 2014 are an extension of Raqs’s engagement with the creative community that reimagine the questions around cultural infrastructures.
(1) CITY AS STUDIO
City as Studio brings together people from a range of social, cultural and media contexts to engage creatively with the local rhythms of a place. The studios set in motion collaborative practices in contexts of unequal and contested urban environments that culminate in exhibitions, events that creatively intervene in the public life of our city through multiple media forms. The temporary City Studios in different parts of Delhi are imagined as generative environments that create contexts for innovation and experimentation in areas of dense intersections of social, technological and cultural forces. The project culminates in 3 studios in 3 years, each with specific durations of pre‐production, studio time and post‐production.