Ravi Agarwal, Camilla Boemio and Khoj Artists Workshops present a collaborative event to contribute to the Maldives Pavilion
Ecology has been presented as an homogeneous term with the image of our fragile planet portrayed as a uniform sphere of action and activity. However the current ecological crises, which encompasses forests, biodiversity, climate change, toxicity, land use, GM foods etc., have roots in the histories of colonization, progress and development. Local knowledges, cultures, and relationships have often been submerged in dominant ideas which have shaped community relationships and geographies.
Eco aesthetics, a response to this, has linkages in social political landscapes, anthropogenic and animistic concerns, and could even challenge the category of ‘nature’ itself.
Engaging with these ideas through artistic practices can help recover multiple ecologies, and possibly rethink ideas of ‘progress’ and even reshape them.
An evening of art and discussion with
Prof. Vikram Soni
Ravi Sundaram (moderator)
From Roma via Skype – Camilla Boemio
Date and Venue
May 8th, 6-9 pm
Khoj Rooftop, Khirkee Village, New Delhi