The Idea of the Folk

a series of seminars curated by Pushpamala N

In the Artists Studio, Bangalore

In the years 1998 and 1999, when she had just moved to her studio in Bangalore, the artist curated and organized a series of seminars around ‘The Idea of the Folk’ under her fictitious institution ‘Somberikatte’ or ‘Idler’s Platform’. Each seminar which took place on a Sunday afternoon in her studio had a panel of 3 distinguished speakers and lively discussions.

There were 6 seminars:

Film and the Folk,(Madhava Prasad, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, SV Srinivas)
Environmentalism and the Folk (Madhav Gadgil, Ramachandra Guha, Nagesh Hegde)
Architecture and the Folk (Prem Chandavarkar, Rajmohan Shetty, Soumitra Ghosh)
Art and the Folk (Janaki Nair, Hans Mathews, Pushpamala N)
Technology and the Folk (S Rajagopalan, Nandan M Nilekani, Esha Shah)
The Law and the Folk (Sitharam Kakarala, Babu Mathew, Nandana Reddy)