a center for rights discourse and multi disciplinary arts initiatives

Linked with Flavia Agnes – India.

One of the projects – Cinema City Mumbai: Cinema City is an attempt to create an audiovisual dateline of Asian cities with 100 year old cinema histories through multi-disciplinary art and research practices, such as cartography, film and video productions, visual art works, seminars and publications. The aim of this endeavour is to study the City, in particular, the city that is inextricably linked to its ‘cinemascape’. The project will be carried out in two phases. The first phase will culminate into an extensive exhibit on Bombay/Mumbai: The Cinema City. The second phase will be in collaboration with two other cinema cities in Asia-Tehran and Hong Kong. Project dateline: July 2007- January 2009. Project dateline: July 2007- January 2009. Kindly contact us if you are a student, researcher, city/cinema-phile, willing to volunteer time and energy to this project.

majlis and you;
research & academic;
GODAAM, digital image archive;

About: Majlis means association in Hindustani. The word is commonly used with subtle different connotations in Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Arabic, Persian and many other languages of the continent. Our center is a people’s forum- fluid, flexible, layered, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural.

The beginning of Majlis lies in the women’s movements of the ’80s. The founders of Majlis are trained and honed by the euphoric beginning of the feminist consciousness of that era. Since then Majlis has grown in the most non-linear fashion – responding to concerns of cultural practices and rights discourse, often surprising even those within the organisation.

Centre for Rights Discourse: The centre for rights discourse has been engaged in a comprehensive programme for securing the rights of women and marginalised segments. In order to make rights, and legal provisions in protection of those rights, accessible the centre functions through multiple layers of litigation, pedagogy, campaigns, academic inputs and support to women lawyers from non-metropolitan background … (full text).

Centre for Multi-Cultural Arts Initiatives: It is a center for multi-cultural art initiatives. It was officially inaugurated in 1990 with a women’s cultural festival titled Expression.

The center functions primarily as a production, distribution and mobilisation unit countering the globalised market onslaught as well as opposing the hegemony of privileged cultures. The programme towards this goal range from fellowships for artists to film/theatre/CD-Rom productions to political footage archive to pedagogical activities to mobilizing art initiatives in the fora of political articulations … (full text).

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