A GARDEN OF REFLECTION
A Garden of Reflection is a space to gather, to come together to read, listen and share. Every week we invite a guest to bring in material as a provocation to start a conversation through personal stories and sharing. Over the weeks we will speak around themes of love, friendships, gender, caste, religion through the lens of identity and citizenship. The sessions are free, participatory and open to all. We have very limited seats on a first come, first serve basis.
S2: Session 2
An Evening with Feminist Activists from the Gamana Women's Collective
In this session, we celebrate sisterhood and solidarity! An evening of singing, sharing and spreading joy with the feminist activists from Gamana Women's Collective. Together, we will reflect and discuss how feminists have supported each other over the decades as part of the women's movement. This Garden of Reflection will be filled with laughter, heartfelt stories and the power of solidarity and friendships.
1 June | 6:30 PM | 1 Shanthi Road
In the past we've had
S2: Session 1
An Evening with Sabah Khan In this session we will together watch the film ‘Under the Open Sky’.
The film documents Parcham's work of introducing a football initiative for adolescent girls in Muslim ghettos. We use this as a provocation to start a conversation around creating, occupying and reclaiming public spaces by women.
***The film Under the Open Sky is by the School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS
Session #03 with Nisha Abdulla | 14 JULY | 6:30PM
In this session we will together listen to excerpts from Nisha Abdulla's audio play wepushthesky. The play uses personal stories and community histories to invite the group to reflect on faith, ideologies , friendships lost and friendships gained.
Session #04 with Sri Vamsi Matta | 23 JULY | 6:30PM
In this session, he will share his performance piece Come Eat with Me that explores the relationship between caste and food.
The sessions are free, participatory and open to all. We have very limited seats on a first come,
first serve basis.
Venue: Studio for Movement Arts and Therapies (SMArT), Ulsoor
Session #01 with Jones Benny John | 27 June | 6:30PM
During this session we will read and discuss excerpts from 'The Promise of the Meteropolis: Bangalore's Twentieth Century' written by Janaki Nair.
Session #02 with Masoom Parmar | 7 July | 6:30PM
In this session, he will share personal anecdotes to talk about ancestry and belonging. Using a partition survivor's interview as a prompt, we will discuss what citizenship, secularism and the idea of home means in today's world.
In partnership with the Goethe - Institut / Max Muller Bhavan, Bangalore
Art : Nidhi Mariam Jacob
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