Convened by Joanna Griffin and Muthatha Ramanathan, February 18th-19th at The Pavilion, Cabral Yard, Fort Kochi as part of the Programme of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org/creative-encounters/ with Institutional Partners CEPT University, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology and Transtecnology Research and additional funding from Goethe Zentrum Trivandrum.
The purpose was to provide a platform for new scholarship investigating how arts/science encounters might be unpacked in the context of India's distinctive histories.
Nineteen presenters from five countries gave presentations. Summaries and photos are available on the symposium Facebook page. Below from right to left: Dinaz Kalwachwala and Joanna Griffin in conversation 'Grounding Space technology' discussing collaboration in the 1970s between National Institute of Design and the Indian Space Research Organisation in and around Ahmedabad; Group photo of participants outside the Pavilion and Panel Discussion (Nick Chrisman, Sharath Chandra Ram, Agi Haines, Archit Guha, Jacqui Knight, Hannah Drayson)
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru, India 25 November- 5 December 2010.
A 10-day festival of astronomy co-produced by the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Indian Space Research Organisation, Visvesveraya Industrial and Technological Museum.
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bengaluru, India 4 February 2009
A Moon Vehicle event on the rooftop of the museum in which the rising full Moon was projected onto the rooftop and visitors sat around it exchanging stories of the language, rituals and science of the Moon..
Centre for Experimental Media Arts, Srishti Institute of Art, design and Technology 29 January 2009
A Moon Vehicle event on held on the 100th day of Chandrayaan's mission and coinciding with a meeting of the international science teams in Bengaluru.
3 November 2008 Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Surrey campus
An evening guided walk led by Mullard space scientists and local residents as a n Open day event. Funded by UCL Beacons of Public Engagement and produced by The Arts Catalyst,