Karachi Seminar: Critical Perspectives on Art and Education

From Janta Colony to Janta Colony (imaginary to destroyed)

Via print and film, music, love, bulldozers, state propaganda and peoples archives. Part-I: 1950 to 1982

This presentation uses a range of archival materials: local press, mini-institutional archives such as that of BUILD (Bombay Industrial League of Development), and city-based documentary and fiction film, to tell story about housing in the city. We are taken from the imaginary Janta Colony that is the cornerstone of Raj Kapoor's Shree 420, to the actual Janata Colony demolitions in the late 1970s in the BARC area from which people were moved into Cheeta Camp among many "inner migrations" of city dwellers to places like Mankhurd and Jogeshwari in this period. We are reminded of various aspects of the "housing question" that are are not only to do with power struggles over land and FSI, but a different landscape of solidarity and creativity among people living in the city, and those who moved here.

Gallery: Karachi Seminar: From Janta Colony to Janta Colony
A Journey through Housing in Bombay, Part I

From Janta Colony to Janta Colony
(imaginary to destroyed)
Via print and film, music, love, bulldozers, state propaganda and peoples archives.
Part-I: 1950 to 1982

10th February, Friday 4pm to 6pm
The Centre for Urban and Policy Governance and The School of Habitat Studies
Room A2, Ground Floor, Academic Building II, New Campus, TISS, Mumbai

11th February, Saturday 8p, to 10 pm
Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Urban Design and Architecture
Max Mueller Bhavan, Library.

From Janta Colony to Janta Colony

(imaginary to destroyed)
A Journey through Housing in Bombay
Part-I: 1950 to 1982
Tuesday, 29th November, 2016
6:30 pm to 9 pm

From "Shehar aur Sapna" to the Olga Tellis case. Via print and film, music, love, bulldozers, state propaganda and people's archives.

From Footpath to Flat (via FSI)

A Journey through Housing in Bombay/Mumbai, Part II

(1982 to 2004)

Through Transit Camps, the Slum Rehabilitation Authority, Transferable Development Rights, Rocks, Marshes, Courts, and four institutional histories: Nivara Hakk, Nagari Nivara Parishad, SPARC and YUVA.

110 minutes of film and video with live commentary.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday,
11th March, 2017
CAMP rooftop



Toronto Palestine Film Festival

الجار قبل الدار The Neighbour before the House 60 mins 2009-2011 Toronto Palestine Film Festival

Palestine from Above

Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
The Neighbour before the House
A.M Qattan Foundation

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

"Watch and Chill"
83 mins
2013
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and online.

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

South Asia Foreground
Labocine, June 2021 issue

Vikalp @ Prithvi + Q & A with CAMP

Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
The Neighbour before the House
(60 mins)
2009
Arabic and English with English Subtitles.

Flashback Friday!

ReMembering
EK DOZEN PAANI
(2008)

Join us for a special Flashback Friday evening, as we journey back with the films in the presence of, and in conversation with many of the filmmakers, accompanied by bonus archival material.

PaNi SaRe DhaGa Ma (Water Is In All The Clouds) as the sargam notes and title connote was an exploration of the many lives of water - social, political, material, and spectral - as lived and experienced by young dwellers of the Mumbai suburbs of east Jogeshwari in 2008

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