Infra is often glossed as ‘below’ a threshold. Here we could be in conversation, or could have initiated or instigated the process, but the authorial impulse is distributed and may not even coalesce into any entity. Here our practice folds within other practices, and develops a stream that is in conversation, yet keeps moving with its own momentum. The associative density that these practices acquire over long periods is unscripted. A cursory glance at the Sarai Readers (01 to 09) over a decade will show how they attracted authors and artists from so many parts of the world, from within inner cities to insulated laboratories, from hospital intensive care units to the raging fields of protests. This sediment is what propels the world around us. 

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Art as place: A proposition 

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 […]