I’m excited to share our calendar of city walks, exhibition tours and more, for the month of September, 2019! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any queries you may have.
Looking forward to walking with you,
Alisha Sadikot, The Inheritage Project
Sunday, September 22
Planning for People: Mumbai Then & Now
On a ‘walking conversation’ through Dadar and Matunga, we explore the reasons why these areas in the heart of Mumbai have, for the past century, been considered the city’s best planned neighbourhoods for people. We also confront the overwhelming development that is eroding neighbourhoods, and changing lifestyles, across Mumbai today. This walk, and the observations and discussions it inspires, are guided by the enduring cues and thoughts of urban revolutionary Jane Jacobs, on the health of cities everywhere.
Route: Dadar TT – King’s Circle
Recommended Age: 10 years +
Saturday, September 28
Bandra’s Past, Present & Future
Myth, belief, tradition and fact merge together on a walking tour that explores the unique spaces, character and cultures of contemporary Bandra, spotlighting the neighbourhood’s particular history and legacies, and the manner in which its residents attempt to preserve and negotiate the same today, at a time of monumental change and loss in this ‘city of redevelopment’.
Route: Lands End – Hill Road
Recommended Age: 10 years+
Sunday, September 29
Modern Mumbai: Walking through the 20th Century
Beginning with city improvements and development following the deadly Plague epidemic of the late 19th century, this walk highlights critical moments in the making of modern Mumbai. From the high of Art Deco to later histories of popular struggle, corruption and appropriation, from grating missed opportunities in urban planning post-independence to our ongoing romance with reclamation, this walk explores planning, politics, architecture and roads not taken in the building of the city we experience today.
Route: Oval Maidan – Nariman Point
Recommended Age: 10 years +
Saturday, September 14
September Art Gallery Hop
Fill your plate with all the art you can see this year! Join Nishita Zachariah – fellow art and walking enthusiast – and I on an art walk to four of the city’s most exciting art spaces, showcasing distinct art practices and ideas. We look closer at the art on display, offer context and space for reflection, and open up the discussion to multiple interpretations!
Read more on Art Walks Mumbai here.
For Schools and Colleges
Free Exhibition Tours
In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai, we’re offering free tours of their latest exhibition to school and college groups all this month!
Curated by Juana Awad and Zeenat Nagree, ‘as it rises into the air: listening in practice’ features contributions by 13 Indian and international artists and focuses on artistic practices in which listening is central to the artist’s process, and in which the act of listening is exercised in its ethical-political dimension. Through a constellation of video, sound, text and image based works, the exhibition contends that to listen, and to really hear, is to let the world in — to make sense of the world around us, along with and beyond a sense for grasping that which sounds.
Registration: Tours on prior request only. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
SAVE THE DATES | Free, on-campus Science Film Festival 2019
For the third year running, the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai invites schools and colleges across the city to partner with it in hosting an International Science Film Festival on campus, between October 1 – December 13, 2019!
The Science Film Festival brings science to the screen: entertaining, creative, exciting – and enriching. The festival, a celebration of science communication, aims to make science accessible to a broad public in Southeast Asia, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. Taking place in 20 countries and reaching over a million viewers, it is the largest event of its kind worldwide.
This year’s theme is Humboldt and the Web of Life. Alexander von Humboldt (1769 – 1859) revolutionized the conception of nature by defining it as an interconnected living web – and in doing so, inspired countless scientists, environmentalists, writers and artists alike. On the 250 Year Anniversary of Humboldt’s birth, and with the growing climate crisis, we need such a global perspective more than ever: an appreciation that all things are connected, and that harm caused in one place has implications elsewhere and for the whole. Perhaps these ideas can help to stimulate alternatives – whole-system thinking and the pursuit of endeavors that rejuvenate the natural world.
The films may be screened on any dates between October 1 – December 13, 2019. The festival is free and open to everyone. Associated activities are provided to help educators make this programme interactive and practical. We can also arrange to have a member of our team attend your screenings, to lead the activities and student discussions.
For more information please email us at email@example.com. We look forward to your school’s participation!