#9 Whose right to the city?

Barsati is back after a break and this month’s speaker is Douglas Wyatt, an American attorney who has been working on issues related to the Right to Housing, Evictions and Slum/JJ Basti redevelopment and relocation with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN). With the recent forced eviction of Kathputli colony and the latest Smart Cities projects […]

#8 Designing tech for all

While the development sector views technology as a gift to be bestowed upon ‘poor’ users, Roshan and the teams he has worked with have tried to make this transfer of technology equitable, involving users until the last mile in the design and implementation of solutions. As a passion project, he belongs to a collective of […]

#7 Design for Change

For its next talk, the Barsati team brings to you an issue that is very close to them – how can design help bring about social change. The talk will begin with community architects, Nidhi Sohane and Swati Janu sharing about their ongoing crowd-funded community project ModSkool, which is also being supported by Architecture in […]

#6 Social Change through Spoken Word Poetry

For its first talk in 2017, Barsati invites Jigyasa Labroo, the founder of Artists for Social Change India, to talk about her project ‘Slam Out Loud’ that uses spoken word poetry as an art form with children from underserved communities.  The project has impacted more than 3000 children across 9 states in India and has also been recognized […]

#5 Creating communities through music

For its last talk for the year, Barsati invites Faith Gonsalves as its speaker who is the founder of Music Basti, a community music and media learning service. Set up in 2008, Music Basti connects at-risk children, youth and artists, with the aim to inspire growth and a sense of community through a creative and joyful […]

#4 Broadcasting Better Cities

This month’s Barsati speaker is Arti Jaiman, the Station Director of Gurgaon Ki Awaaz Samudayik Radio, a community radio station in Gurgaon that has been on air since 2009. Set up by the NGO, The Restoring Force, Gurgaon Ki Awaaz is a National Award-winning station that has a listenership of over 5 lakh listeners who tune […]

#3 Journalism for Inclusive Cities

This month’s Barsati speaker is Neha Dixit, an independent journalist who will talk on issues of social justice based on her work on covering slum eviction in Delhi and the individual journeys of migrant workers. The rapid urbanisation in our country has created a deep schism in our socio-economic fabric which further oppresses lower income […]

#2 Performing Public Space

This month’s Barsati speaker is Niranjani Iyer who will talk on using performing arts to raise crucial questions on access to public spaces in Indian cities. Her 2012 public project Framing Spaces invited the audience to renew their way of looking at the space through a choreographed mode of observation. Conceptualized and directed by Niranjani […]

#1 Tech for Change

Barsati brings its first event in a ‘jugalbandi’ format through the work of Guneet Narula along with Mridul Sharma and Rajan Zaveri, who are using technology and media to bring about positive social change in our cities. It’s going to be an interactive session with new and emerging themes on the role of technology in […]

Tambu Talk #5 PUBLIC ART

How can we create more socially and economically inclusive public spaces? Under the theme of Public Art, Sreejata and Mrityunjay talk about engaging with communities through their art practice. Sreejata and Mrityunjay have been collaborating on various art projects in India and abroad as Revue. Through the medium of community-based art, design pedagogy and media-focused […]