World Heritage Day: INTACH Bengaluru organises events online

World Heritage Day (April 18) celebrations are off to an early begin on April 8. INTACH Bengaluru has scheduled walks, workshops, open days and talks to rejoice Bengaluru’s heritage. And the most effective half is you may take part in all these actions from the security of your private home.

The line-up consists of audio system from various fields. Speaking about this yr’s theme, Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility, Meera Iyer, Convenor, INTACH Bengaluru, stated, “The theme will resonate on this time of disaster. It is now obvious to everybody that we’re a linked world with shared obligations.”

Given the lockdown, INTACH needed to create a set of events that may make folks really feel linked to town, even when they have been sitting at house. The totally different events on social media platforms (zoom, Instagram, Facebook) cater to all age teams.

“We have also tried to include INTACH’s different areas of interest — architectural heritage, conservation, history, documentation and intangible heritage. I am also quite excited about the heritage quiz, which I think will be a first of its kind, and is a fun way to introduce people to heritage. The conversation on April 18 will be on art and architecture, both of which are intimately linked to heritage.”

Sahesra Muguntan will probably be conducting a sketching occasion on Instagram and Facebook.

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World Heritage Day: INTACH Bengaluru organises events online

Venkatesan Perumal, popularly referred to as Pee Vee, has almost one lakh photographs in his kitty. Credited with one of many largest heritage photograph banks of Bengaluru, Pee Vee has carried out photograph exhibitions (at Halasuru Metro station and Bangalore Fort amongst different areas) and seminars to showcase and create consciousness on Bengaluru’s heritage.

Pee Vee, who has photos of Bengaluru markets, heritage buildings, outdated roads, spots and retailers, says, “In the final 15 years I’ve been a part of almost 500 photograph walks. I used to be joyful to be related to Towns of the City organised by INTACH.

I shared my photos of Cox Town, Frazer Town and Richards Town.”

The veteran photographer says his engagement with INTACH started in 2008 with a submit card venture, Portraits when 16 submit playing cards with photographs of Bengaluru have been introduced out. “As this is a virtual event, I will trace my photo journey covering a broad range of subjects.” Pee Vee says in his workshop he’ll give recommendations on how you can take the most effective {photograph}. “It is not always the known parts of the city that make a good picture. Walk in the lanes and by-lanes and peep into your neighbourhoods to find out the little things that are unique to Bangalore.”

Arts and locations of worship

Several of India’s most enduring efficiency traditions started in locations of worship. Art and dance historian and Bharathanatya dancer, Gayathri Iyer’s speak on April 12 at 4.30 pm, Temple as a Performance Space, will survey the three elements concerned in making a temple, a efficiency area — patronage, structure and efficiency. “Temples served as socio-economic centres of activity, providing living quarters for performers, apart from remuneration and funds for instruments,” says Gayathri. “Examining this administrative model in conjunction with the spaces created for dance and music in temple architecture resulted in a study that unites the static and dynamic components of Indian art. This is further supplemented by the range of graceful sculptures depicting dance and music in temples.”

World Heritage Day: INTACH Bengaluru organises events online

Gayathri has accomplished her Masters in Arts and Aesthetics, an MPhil in Indian Art History and is at the moment finishing a PhD in Temple Sculpture at JNU. Her lecture will cowl temples in Hampi, Tanjore and Warangal. Relying on historic texts and epigraphs, Gayathri says, “The aim of the talk will be to discover lost contexts.”

April 8, 4.30 pm: A digital stroll by means of Sampangiramanagara by Hita Unnikrishnan.

April 9, 4.30 pm: Re-Reading the Spatialisation of Bangalore City by means of an Epidemic, a chat by Sonali Dhanpal

April 10, 4.30 pm: Documenting Bengaluru’s Heritage: A photographer’s journey, a workshop by PeeVee

April 11, 4.30 pm: Unwept, Unhonoured and Unsung: The “Lost” Life & Times of Sir Albion Rajkumar Banerji, CSI, CIE, ICS (Retd.), a visible presentation by Siddharth Raja

April 12, 4.30 pm: The Temple as a Performance Space, by Gayathri Iyer

April 13, 4.30 pm: A Virtual Open House at a Conservation Site: The Octroi Post at Mysore Road, by Chetana Hamsagar, Ramya Rajan and Pankaj Modi

April 14, 4.30 pm: The Bengaluru Heritage Quiz! by Thejaswi Udupa

World Heritage Day, April 18, Four pm: Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibilities – A Conversation between architect Bijoy Ramachandran and artist Suresh Jayaram

Log on to Intach’s Instagram or Facebook web page to take part within the #SketchWithINTACH #HeritageAtHome sketching occasion, starting on April 8, led by architect Sahesra Muguntan.

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