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Khoj International Artists Association, New Delhi, an artist-led, autonomous and open-ended umbrella organization, registered as a society in 1997, organized a high profile international event - KHOJ 2003, in Bangalore with the active participation of the local artist community with support from Srishti school of Art, Design and Technology.


KHOJ in Bangalore for the first time…

Building on the success of KHOJ 2002 in Mysore (the first KHOJ event in the south), the artist community of Bangalore once again took on the initiative to organise KHOJ 2003. This seventh international KHOJ event in India was held for the first time in Bangalore. It brought twenty-four immensely talented mid career artists from across India and other countries to work together and produce innovative and creative works of art in various media. This two week workshop of artistic and cultural exchange among the international and the Indian artists, working together on a single platform to produce works of art and conducting outreach programs in local communities, culminated in an Open Day exhibition of the creative works of art, with special viewings for the sponsors and the general public of Bangalore.

The Visual Art scene and artists of the 1990s in Karnataka have begun to capture the attention of the leading art historians, critics and connoisseurs of art worldwide. With the successful culmination of KHOJ 2003 and the publicity that was gained from such a high profile event, the city of Bangalore received greater recognition not only for its prominence in the IT arena and its excellent educational facilities, but also by making its mark on the International Arts and Cultural Scene.

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dyd 02
The 2nd International Conference on Open Collaborative Design for Sustainable Innovation was hosted by Srishti in Bangalore at the Infosys campus from December 1 to 2, 2002. “dyd02”examined issues of innovation and collaboration in the context of control and culture to arrive at directions that are coherent and meaningful for development – urban and rural. The conference showcased innovative ideas and successful projects in design, change and technology and through a critical examination of these concepts engaged in dialogues that will result in the further development of these ideas. The conference was sponsored by Media Lab Asia, Infosys Technologies, MIT/AGS, MIT Media Lab, Indian Institute of Sciences, etc.


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Sunoh
Sunoh was the workshop organized in May 2002 as an integral part of the Communication for Change course offered by the SCOM Lab. Supported by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) and Media Lab Asia, Sunoh offered a multidisciplinary platform for designers, media professionals, NGOs, technologists and educators to come together. Psychodynamic, scenario-building exercises were part of a process enabling participants to recognize context, taboos and the problem-web. Engagement with an issue within a design charette and its three mechanisms – idea generation and knowledge transfer among affected parties, decision-making requiring dialogue about emergent ideas and problem solving resulting in recommendations and proposals as process outcomes - offered possibilities of coming up with alternative models of communication to tackle HIV/AIDS. The process also resulted in the creation of a short film titled “The First Mile”.
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Aagaman
Aagaman was a workshop for stakeholders in the crafts sector held at the Ecumenical Christian Centre, Banglaore, from May 9 to 13, 2002, as a component of the Design Lab. It targeted groups of practitioners in the areas of craft design, heritage, technology and craft training. The workshop focused on issues of design and sustainable approaches to craft, and the challenge of using new technologies to tackle the same. Aagaman was supported by IIT-Kanpur and Media Lab Asia.

At Srishti, we believe that art and design provides a lens, which makes it possible to go beyond looking to seeing, and beyond hearing to listening. It also provides a framework for looking differently at issues that have been part of our society for a long time.

Aagaman targets groups of practitioners in the areas of craft design, heritage, technology and craft training. The workshop is centered on the issue of design and sustainable approaches to craft, and the challenge is to use new technologies to tackle this issue. Aagaman was held at the Ecumenical Christian Centre, Bangalore between May 9-13, 2002.

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