The word ‘para’ gestures to a relationship to that which a thing stands beside, or at a tangent to. In our ‘para-practices’ are writings that we do, and conversations that we enter into, alongside. It could be the making of a Sourcebook for staging public discursive moments for a plural knowledge world, or a Curation, a processual duration with many to re-apprehend the world, or a Studio with students to reimagine the power of margins or thresholds. 

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An Infra-vocabulary for Capital

An Infra-vocabulary for Capital (2023) Vinyl on wall, dimensions variable Further Annotation to ‘Notations on Time’ by Raqs Media Collective at Ishara Foundation, Dubai Upright board with an inscribed ‘Infra-Vocabulary’ of a selection from Raqs […]
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Raqs works with salt, or that refers to salt, as material or concept. The inquiry started from “Salt”, a photo-essay published in The Drama Review, Volume 65 Issue 4, 2021. Salt, The Drama Review, Volume 65 Issue […]
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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 […]


Presented by Shveta Sarda

This book is an appreciation of the listening, walking, reading, interviewing, collecting, questioning, mapping, recording, drawing, image-making and writing done by the hundreds of Independent Fellows associated with Sarai over the last decade. The works by the Fellows have been publicly archived through postings in the Sarai Reader-list and in the Sarai archive (in-house at Sarai-CSDS). P.T.O. is an edited, highlighted and resequenced version of these works, to bring alive the various dimensions and modalities of thinking and making. It is not an exhaustive summary of the diverse work done by the Fellows. (Shveta, Delhi, 2012)