Gujarat this week: Art Festival at IIT Gandhinagar; Global Justice Conversation; and more


Art Festival at IIT Gandhinagar

About the event: The six-day art festivals will hold workshops on Rajasthani Phad Paintings, Block Printing, Drama as well as Phad performances by Bhopa and Bhopi, the traditional singing priests of Rajasthan. There will also be an artist talk and film screening on traditional Rajasthani Phad art, a puppet show and an art exhibition.

Venue: IIT Gandhinagar

Organizer: IIT Gandhinagar

How to participate : Contact for Registration – 9408781522 or [email protected]

Date: August 2 (Tuesday) – August 7 (Sunday)

Conversation on global justice and (im)possible solidarities by Nikita Dhawan

About the event: Dr. Nikita Dhawan, Chair of Political Theory and History of Ideas at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, while using examples of current movements such as #metoo, #blm, will discuss how “hashtag activism” allows protesters a greater exercise of agency.

Venue: Room 400, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Ahmedabad

Organizer: School of Arts and Sciences, University of Ahmedabad

How to participate : Register here or contact 079-61911000

Date and time: August 4 (Thursday), 5:30 p.m. IST

In the footsteps of specters: walking the path of the Dandi in present-day Gujarat – an interaction with Harmony Siganporia and Tridip Suhurud

About the event: Harmony Siganporia retraced the route of Gandhi’s salt walk from Dandi to Ahmedabad, i.e. in reverse, in February 2019. She walked this route of just under 400 km in 25 days , just like Gandhi and his original walkers did in 1930. Cons In this setting, she explores the history of modern Gujarat, tracing the profound change of the state towards the narrative of ‘vikas’. This project investigates what remains of the salt march in the cultural memory of modern Gujarat. Harmony Siganporia is an associate professor in the field of culture and communication at MICA, with a doctorate in social history. Tridip Suhrud is an academic, writer and translator who works on the intellectual and cultural history of modern Gujarat and the intellectual tradition of Gandhi and has written works such as a critical edition of Gandhi’s autobiography My Experiences with Truth in Two languages ​​- Gujarati and English.

Venue: Arthshila Ahmedabad, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad

Organizer: Arthachila Ahmedabad

How to participate : FREE ENTRANCE

Date and time: July 31 (Sunday), 6:30 p.m.

Happy Street – a Sunday morning without a vehicle

About the event: An hour and a half morning without a vehicle on Sunday for children and citizens to indulge in various activities such as Zumba, yoga, dance, games and arts and crafts. It is a partnership between the city and its youngest citizens where the message is to “care for and nurture childhood”.

Venue: Happy street, Law Garden

Organizer: aProCh (a protagonist in every child)

How to participate : FREE ENTRANCE

Date and time: July 31 (Sunday), 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Ekka Teen (Hindi)

About the event: The play is an adaptation of famous Hindi writers like Phanishwarnath Renu, Uday Prakash and Badal Sarkar. It is a three-story compilation that deals with India and the epiphanies of life in different spaces. It is structured in three performances intertwined through the narrative of the puppeteers and the “performers”. The first story is “Putla” by Uday Praksh, followed by an excerpt from “Evam Indrajit” by Badal Sarkar which examines the relationships between individuals and the involvement of Indian society in the relationship. The last story is “Rasapriya” by Phanishwar Nath Renu, again examines the life of an artist in relation to the society in which he lives. The play is directed by Trishla Patel and adapted by Pawan Uttam.

Venue: Prayogshala, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

Organizer: TPot Productions

How to participate : Book here or contact for offline booking +91 98337 11137

Date and time: July 30 (Saturday), 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ghodiya no vesh (The Cradle Show) (Gujarati)

About the event: The story is about Bharti, an Adivasi mother who, on a stormy night, while singing lullabies to her infant child, is approached by three individuals at her doorstep in quick succession. As these men dominate her fragile situation, the play attempts to discuss the problems of tribal communities, as they are caught in the cradle of a paradoxical situation, using Brechitian techniques.

Venue: Prayogshala, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

Organizer: Independent production and group Whistle Blower Theater

Date and time: July 31 (Sunday), 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Screening of the film “In Search of Sugarman”

About the event: An Oscar-winning documentary that revolves around two obsessed South Africans who set out to find out what happened to their unlikely musical hero, mysterious 1970s Detroit rock n roller Sixto Rodriguez.

Venue: Club O7, near Sardar Patel Ring Road, Shela, Ahmedabad

Organizer: Ahmedabad Film Society

How to participate : Booking a ticket via DM on the FSA Instagram account @filmsociety.ahmedabad or on Facebook, costs Rs 150 per person.

Date and time: July 31 (Sunday), 12:00 p.m.

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