Speaking of the City with Suresh Jayaram
Sunday, March 15 – 11.30am
Suresh Jayaram on himself as a cosmopolitan insider in Bangalore and glimpses of his artist’s archive on the city.
Over more than two decades of working in Bangalore, Suresh Jayaram has created an artist’s archive on the city. He will share this archive and talk about himself as a cosmopolitan insider, living between the Pete and Cantonment, negotiating the home and the world through his work at 1Shanthiroad Studio.
About the speaker: Suresh Jayaram is an artist, art historian, arts administrator and curator. He is the founder and director of Visual Art Collective/1.Shanthiroad Studio an international artist’s residency and alternative art space in Bangalore. India. He is currently involved in art practice, urban mapping, archiving, curation and arts education. His keen interest in environmental and urban developmental issues influences his work.
Bangalore’s World-Famous Semi-Deluxe Writing Program sponsors a bi-monthly curated talk called “Speaking of the City” at Shoonya. Writers, artists, journalists, scholars, architects, scientists, entrepreneurs, historians, geographers, activists or anyone who has worked on and for Bangalore is invited to speak of this city. These are free talks for the students and alumni of the program and for the general public.
The series has featured writers Ramachandra Guha, Vivek Shanbhag, Anita Nair, Lavanya Shankaran, Maya Jayapal, Jayant Kaikini, Vasudhendra, Roshan Ali, Meera Iyer; philanthropist and social activist Rohini Nilekani; editors and journalists Sugata Srinivasaraju, Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed, and Mukund Padmanabhan; urbanist and architect Naresh Narasimhan, and Supercop K Annamalai.
These talks have analysed the city from various angles personal and public, thereby contributing to an oral history of south Indian urban life.
Read more about the writing program here: http://www.shoonyaspace.com/bwfsdwprogram