/Dialogues | Perspectives on Water: Land Rights, Accessibility, and Histories

  • Alternate Assembly 2021
  • January 21, 2021 11:00 am CDT

    This panel invites artists who have initiated further investigations into the histories of water in terms of land rights and clean water accessibility in lakes, rivers, and oceans, to explore the cultural ways in which water bridges communities both locally and globally. Highlighting the often-unseen political history that water and its major infrastructures has, this discussion will question how different sociopolitical backgrounds affect one’s relationship to sustainability. The conversation, moderated by past Curatorial Forum participant Srimoyee Mitra, will address the long lineage art has played within narratives surrounding environmental activism.

    Correction: The Mahad Agitation led by Dr. Ambedkar occurred in 1927, not 1921 as mentioned by Shuddhabrata Sengupta in this panel.