Summer Camp 2017 : Workshops


WORKSHOPS

1. Imaginative World Building: Science fiction edition

Calling all time travelers and space transformers! Is your head a paracosm, muddled with characters and imaginary places? What if a parallel world exists along the 4th dimension? It’s time to breathe life into them. From making invisible cities, exploring landscapes and memory to large ecosystems, this camp will give you techniques to daunt the Arthur Dent in you.

You will learn to ideate, elaborate, plan and structure your writing to establish convincing worlds for the characters, spread a conspiracy and build a make believe world. You will conclude with a full-fledged science fiction story set in an imaginary landscape. You can also take a sneak peek into the activities of the Creative Writing program at Srishti. This is primarily aimed at students interested in the creative writing program offered at Srishti, Bangalore.

Equipment: Laptop, art materials and stationery
Duration: 5 full days
Levels: Grades 8 to 10
Grades: 11 and 12
Date: 8 to 12 May 2017
Days and Time: Mon to Fri, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Srishti campus, Bangalore
Costs: Rs.15,000/-

Leaders:

Pooja Sagar has a Masters in English Literature She is an explorer pushing the veils of her craft to reveal the wonderful land of creative writing to young minds. She is the course leader for the Creative Writing program at Srishti. Her creative and critical engagements have been published in leading magazines, metro stations and public parks.

Tapasya Thapa has an M.Phil in English Literature from CIEFL Hyderabad. She is faculty and teaches critical thinking, cultural studies and facilitates academic writing at Srishti. She aims to straddle the intersections between academic writing and creative writing.

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2. Collage, Ekphrasis and Erasure

This workshop allows students to create new poems and literary pieces, using materials available to us and by employing new experimental techniques. We will use the popular methods of collage, erasure and ekphrasis (writing in response to visual art) to create new work. Engaging with found texts, paintings (a trip to NGMA), films, and music videos, we will look at how artists have used different procedures to create new work. The idea is to generate new poetic material using unconventional methods, and have fun while doing it. You can also take a sneak peek into the activities of the Creative Writing program at Srishti. This is primarily aimed at students interested in the creative writing program offered at Srishti, Bangalore.

Equipment: Laptops
Duration: 5 full days
Levels: Grade 11 or Grade 12 completed, PUC completed or Undergraduate studies completed
Date: 15 to 19 May 2017
Days and Time: Mon to Fri: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Srishti campus, Bangalore
Cost: Rs.15,000/-

Leaders:

Biswamit Dwibedy has an MFA in Writing from Bard College, New York.He is a published poet, editor, translator and a visual artist. Some of his works include Ozalid (2010), Eirik's Ocean (2016), and a collection of poems, ‘Ancient Guest’ forthcoming from HarperCollins in July 2017. He is an editor for 1913 Journal and edits Anew Print, a small-press devoted to translations of Indian poetry.

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3. Book as Assemblage

This workshop helps you build a short book in just a matter of days. All practicing writers, who have a collection of poems, stories or non-fiction and who would like to share, are invited to join us this summer. Taking the ‘Chapbook’ as a form of publication, we will discuss the ways in which independent pieces can be strung together to create a body of work. We will look at everything from a binding concept to the arrangement of pieces sequentially, title and cover work. The idea is to polish old writings and from that, create a substantial body of work that could be used for publication as a whole, in bits, or as a “writing sample” for applications and portfolios. You can also take a sneak peek into the activities of the Creative Writing program at Srishti. This is primarily aimed at students interested in the creative writing program both at the Undergraduate and Masters level offered at Srishti, Bangalore.

Equipment: Laptop, writing and stationery materials
Duration: 5 full days
Level: Grade 11 to 12 and Undergraduate students.
Date: 8 to 12 May 2017
Days and Time: Mon to Fri, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Srishti Bangalore campus
Cost: Rs.15,000/-

Leader:

Biswamit Dwibedy has an MFA in Writing from Bard College, New York.He is a published poet, editor, translator and a visual artist. Some of his works include Ozalid (2010), Eirik's Ocean (2016), and a collection of poems, ‘Ancient Guest’ forthcoming from HarperCollins in July 2017. He is an editor for 1913 Journal and edits Anew Print, a small-press devoted to translations of Indian poetry.

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4. Value Futures

This is workshop is for product, system and service designers who are concerned with designing products and systems that last. You will look at products in use as potential raw material, with the belief that this is where their use really starts to matter and where the economic opportunity occurs.

Traditional business models are focused on selling more, faster and without concern for long term negative impact on the environment. Longevity, reuse and recycle are rarely considered while designing for mass production, and for a consumer driven society where products generally end up as waste in landfills. Through Value Futures, you will explore the value cultivation for different products by understanding how products change overtime, and by engaging in new ways of using them as they age, along with life cycle management optimization.

This course is for undergraduate and Masters in product design and engineering students.

This will be facilitated by Ed Van Hinte, a designer from Netherlands who will work with participants and interact personally with them.

Leaders:

Janak Mistry, a graduate of NID and an industrial designer with over 25 years of design practice has a wide range of experience in consumer appliance, furniture and retail design. With the diverse experiences he is able to bring in a holistic approach to the future designer’s needs. Simple and sustainable are two key attributes, he believes that a good design should embody. His passion for pedal power is evident in the innovative hybrid powered cargo cycle he has designed and registered and is currently working towards commercializing. Besides being the design principal and course leader for the Business Services and Systems programme, he also initiated ‘Natural fibre lab.’

Ed van Hinte graduated in Industrial Design and Engineering at the University of Technology in Delft. He is a design critic, published author and a journalist. He is involved in design research at DRS22 in The Hague, a multidisciplinary research facility for young designers that he started with graphic designer Renate Boere. In December 2014 he received the Pierre Bayle lifetime achievement award for design criticism. His two latest books are ‘Products that Last’, about product life extension (with Conny Bakker and Marcel den Hollander) and ‘KatjaGruijters Food Design’, a monography to explore the future of food. Currently he is working on ‘Designing Lightness’, on lightweight structures, a new and improved update of successful ‘Lightness; the inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures’ that he co-wrote with Adriaan Beukers.

Equipment: Laptops, drawing and stationery material.
Duration: 10 days
Date: 3 to 13 May 2017
Days and Time: Mon to Fri, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Level: Fresh graduates of design and practicing designers
Location: Srishti campus, Pune
Cost: Rs. 40,000/-

  • The fee does not include Boarding and Lodging for the 10 days.
  • Travel cost to Pune and back (in case the participant is from out of station) will be borne by the participant.

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5. Visual and Digital Image making

Here is an opportunity to understand the complexities of traditional image making as well as integration of digital tools. Stories and narratives will be transformed into visuals using drawing and print making techniques. In addition, this camp may help the participants explore their artistic talents and become familiar with some of the digital tools. At the end of the workshop, enough material will be generated to contribute towards building an art portfolio.

Equipment: Laptop.
Duration: 5 full days
Levels: Grade 11 or Grade 12 completed, PUC completed or Undergraduate studies completed
Date: 8 to 12 May 2017
Days and Time: Mon to Fri, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Srishti Bangalore campus
Cost: Rs.15,000/-

Leader:

Jayesh Sivan is an illustrator and designer based out of Srishti Thiruvananthapuram. He has an M.A. in Illustration from University For The Creative Arts. UK. At Srishti he teaches a range of projects from illustration, graphic design to information graphics. He specializes in traditional techniques like Ink, brush drawings and mono printing. This workshop is an introduction to the Graphics Arts and Imaging Practices programs being offered by Srishti at its campus in Thiruvananthapuram or the Graphic Arts and Design Practices program being offered at its Pune campus.

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6. Story Telling inside the Museum

Do you love stories? Have you always loved visiting Museums?

If you want to go beyond being an ordinary Museum visitor to becoming a Museum Curator and a storyteller, here is an opportunity! Come participate in the 'Story-Telling inside the Museum' workshop.

We at the Centre for Public History are conducting a unique workshop to explore the different ways of using the art of story-telling to bring alive the NIMHANS Heritage Museum that examines the history of mental health. The museum contains artefacts, objects and personal histories that you will have access to, learning hands on how exhibits within a museum are curated and disseminated.

Equipment: Laptop and Headphones/ Earphones.
Duration: 9 full days
Levels: Should have completed their first year of an Undergraduate Degree.
Date: 8 to 18 May 2017
Days and Time: Monday - Saturday and Monday- Thursday, 9.30am - 4.30pm
Location: Srishti Bangalore campus and NIMHANS Bangalore
Cost: Rs.12,000/-

Leader:

Dr. Indira Chowdhury
Indira Chowdhury has a PhD in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (1993), an MPhil from the University of Pune (1985) and a Masters from Jadavpur University (1981). She was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship in 1989. Earlier, a Professor at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Indira founded Archival Resources for Contemporary History (ARCH), in Bangalore in 2007. At Srishti, Indira is Founder and Director of the Center for Public History. In addition, she is a PhD guide approved by Manipal University. Indira is a founding member of the Oral History Association of India (OHAI).

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