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From Purani Dilli to Gurgaon: Mapping the Ends in India's Capital City

An artistic presentation examining the contemporary urban experience by Professor Aparna Sharma, Department of World Arts & Cultures.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
UCLA Kaufman Hall
Room 160
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In this presentation Professor Sharma will share photographic images she developed as part of an international collaborative arts project examining contemporary urban experience as part of the Chew on This Series by the World Arts & Cultures Department.  

She was commissioned to think about the arcade and the urban experience with reference to Delhi, the city to which she belongs. She was keen to make work in Delhi by walking through the city. In her presentation for 'Nutopia', she mapped two disparate landscapes from Delhi — the city of Old Delhi aka 'Purani Dilli' and Gurgaon, the plush neighborhood that gained impetus after India's economic miracle of the 1990s. Her walks and the presentation resulting from them became a space for her to raise questions surrounding India's euphoric discourse of economic growth and development. She will share her images, questions and responses arising from her photographic walks.

Cost : Free

Department of World Arts and Culture310.825.3951

Sponsor(s): , World Arts & Cultures/Dance

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