I just came back from a trip to India, where I was in residency at Tvak Studios in the heart of the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. At the end of last year I was invited by Tvak Studios to work on a public art proposal that would include the public or the community. I was also invited to participate in the Ashapally Arts Festival.
During almost three weeks I worked in the Vastrapur District of Ahmedabad and had the opportunity to engage and learn from different communities and art institutions, like Kanoria Center for the Arts, the National Institute of Design, Gramshree and the Sabarmati Ashram.
The final work of this residency was the creation of a walkable tile labyrinth. The public that was attending the festival was invited to walk the labyrinth.
As part of the residency I taught a workshop about the creation of a labyrinth as a public art project. During a visit to the National Institute of Design I was invited to do a talk and a presentation of my work for the Exhibition Design graduate students. I very much enjoyed getting to know the work of this prestigious institution.
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