Geographies of Consumption | Bombay/Mumbai, is a public art project conceived and curated by the Mohile Parikh Center. It critically investigates the impact of consumption on natural resources in the city, and on human bodies, our ecosystems and cultures. Interspersed in the project are study groups, film screenings, public lectures, an annual symposia, and publication. The public art projects will focus on urban consumption through the lens of Land, Water & Food.
Konkan Nagar is a vibrant homegrown neighbourhood in the suburb of Bhandup, which evolved since the 1970s. People migrated from the Konkan coast to work in the textile mills of Bombay, and made this hill their home, bringing their forms of community and cultural life. Prajakta Palav is attached to corners, both in the home and the city. Konkan Nagar is a corner in the grand narrative of the megalopolis, and a model of a sustainable neighbourhood built by the community. Over the last two years, the artist has been exploring this neighbourhood through walks, conversations with the residents, photography, paintings, and projects with students from the Academy of Architecture, Rachana Sansad. She shares her studio practice with the residents, and finds Konkan Nagar to be a site that offers magical keys to urban spatial problems.The artist connects this space to her origins, and her paintings of Konkan Nagar are experiential in nature. With such spaces falling within the grid of the real estate industry, her project is contextualized around the loss of such homegrown neighbourhoods in the future.
Trek and Workshops with Local Children and Students: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm | Installation: Bamboo Grid, Paintings and Video | Exhibition of Students' Works, Academy of Architecture, Rachana Sansad (In collaboration with Kush Badhwar)
Neighbourhood Trek for Public | 3.00 pm (RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org | 9224487641, 9820806187)
No parking facility available, please use local transport.