Alisha Sett was invited to speak about the process through which her work in the Kashmir Valley began and how it transformed into a form of archival activism at the Goethe Institut in Mumbai on the 17th of April 2019 as a part of the launch of the new edition of PIX, a photography quarterly. This edition of PIX was dedicated to the theme CITIZEN and the subject of the panel discussion was ‘Possibilities for Art and Activism’
KPC was selected to participate in the exhibition ‘Archives of Persistence’ at Chobi Mela X alongside Bangladesh Garment Sromik Samhati, the Jag Chobi Collection and the Burj al-Shamali Collection. Presenting excerpts from three family collections in the under-construction building, which will become the new Pathshala-Drik, the exhibition saw an enthusiastic audience response with several people commenting on the contemporary relevance of presenting “A Familial Kashmir”.
KPC was also invited to participate on the panel ‘Engaging Archives: Storytelling and Scholarship’ on March 3, 2019 at the Goethe Institut alongside NayanTara Gurung Kakshpati, founder of Nepal Picture Library and Samia Khatun, a historian at ULAB (Dhaka) and author of Australianama.
Read more here: http://www.chobimela.org/archives-of-persistence