Repair Acts International Workshop 2, Mapping Repair, New Delhi
New Delhi
26.03.2018 - 28.03.2018

Established in 2018, Repair Acts initially took the form of three of three network meetings and workshops with partners in Bristol, New Delhi and Bristol and New Delhi (March 2018 hosted by School of Art and Design and Digital Cultures Research Centre, Bristol and Toxics Link, New Delhi) and Penryn (October 2018 hosted by University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute). With a closing one-day symposium and month long exhibition at Bristol’s centre for sustainability CREATE in March 2019.

The programme brought together local, national and international guests working on topics relating to repair, care and maintenance cultures. Broadly these cultures focus on applied, artistic, scholarly and civic practices, which deal with the care, upkeep, maintenance and reuse of objects, materials, buildings, systems and processes.

The programme was initially funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK under the Network grant scheme and led by Professor of City Futures, Teresa Dillon in collaboration within Professor Caitlin DeSilvey, Professor of Cultural Geography, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn and Toxics Link, India.

Addressing critical, essential and economic forms of repair this workshop was the second in a third part series, with a focus broadly on repair, reuse, waste and maintenance cultures in India, namely New Delhi. Alongside mapping areas of knowledge, practice and application, participants worked together of developing ideas for collaborative projects. Issues discussed centred on inequalities, particularly across different sections of society, informal repair and waste practices, human and non-human repair relations.

26 March: 09.30-16.30
11.00-12.00 : Tea/coffee. Welcome/introduction: Overview and outcomes from Bristol workshop
12.00-12.30 : Points of View/Repair Objects
12.30-13.30 : Mapping Activity 4: What does repair mean to you??13.30-14.30 : Lunch
14.30-15.30 Mapping Activity 5 : Personal journeys: theoretical, applied and artistic frameworks?
15.30-16.30 : Group feedback and discussions, prep for tomorrow

27 March: 09.30-16.30
09.30 : Site visits to repair and reuse sites
15.00 : Lunch
15.30 : Individual presentations: Anita Ahuja, Gigi Scaria, and Shibani Ghosh
16.30 : Summary/close

28 March: 10.00-13.00
10.00 : Coffee/tea
10.30 : Mapping Activity 6: Project and partnership development
12.30 : Feedback, discussion and close
13.00 : Lunch

Workshop Participants: Anita Ahuja, Gigi Scaria, Shibani Ghosh, Kaveri Gill, Prajeeth Sitherasenan, Ravi Agarwal, Sharmila Samant, Vimlendu Jha, Teresa Dillon, Alma Clavin and Satish Sinha