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Talking Maps: Route 033

An informal conversation between
Madhuja MukherjeeUrvi MukhopadhyayEpsita HalderSamim AhmedSanjoy Mukhopadhyay and Sumona ChakravartyWednesday, September 29, 2021 | 05:30 PM | Zoom and Facebook Live

Join us for an evening of ‘adda’, an informal conversation between Madhuja Mukherjee and a panel comprising Urvi Mukhopadhyay, Epsita Halder, Samim Ahmed, Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay and Sumona Chakravarty, as part of Madhuja’s project Route no. 033.Route no. 033 is a creative project with photographs, images, videos, sounds, voices and noise, which will culminate in an installation in 2022. The installation will be preceded by a series of ‘addas’ of  which Talking Maps is the first.  A city is like a palimpsest with layered and intermeshed histories and maps. Some of the questions that this conversation will address are: How are cities or a city like Kolkata traversed by the people? How do we remember places following the erasure of the recognisable markers? How do we create our own emotional and intimate geographies? Can we say that: people themselves become places, marks and markers of our living map, just as our faces, decorated with the lines of memory, become the map of our passing?

Click here to join the discussion on Zoom.The discussion will also be streamed live on Victoria Memorial Hall’s Facebook page.

About the Speakers:

Urvi Mukhopadhyay is Associate Professor of History, West Bengal State University. Epsita Halder is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.  Samim Ahmed is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, West Bengal. Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay is former Professor of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sumona Chakravarty is the founder of Hamdasti and is currently the Deputy Director of Ghare Baire, DAG Museums at the Currency Building, Kolkata. Madhuja Mukherjee is Professor of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She extends her research into art-practice and filmmaking. 

Madhuja Mukherjee is Project Coordinator of this Foundation Project, implemented by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) under their Archives and Museums programme, in collaboration with Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) Kolkata. This has been made possible with part-support from Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi.