Context: The legacy of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and the Site of the Tragedy
Where: Bhopal , India
Venue: Old Benazir College, Shahjehanabad, Bhopal
When: Workshop - 23rd January to 1st February 2011
What: Around 50 students from different disciplines from around the world will participate over 10 days in 5 different units. Each group will be guided by two unit masters with experience and expertise in the relevant theme. The workshop will have guest lectures by experts and a mid-term review. Units are to present their proposals in media of their choice in the Symposium following the workshop. These will be presented and discussed during the symposium that follows.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Unit 4 : Urban photo rhizome - Clicking and Connecting –

With unit master Ms. Nomura Sakiko who is a photographer from Japan, we try to observe the present of the city Bhopal. With observing the present we try to find out the history of Bhopal which in hiding in the citizen’s own histories.
Ms. Nomura visited Bhopal at 25th anniversary of gas tragedy in 2009. She brought her 140 pictures which were taken by at that time. Chasing the people in her pictures, we explore the city with disposable cameras. We distributed 100 disposable camera to the citizen whom we met. And we asked them to take their favorite people and favorite place. Also with making the interview with them we try to identify their lives and their history.
At the end of this workshop all – 2000pieces of - pictures which were taken by citizens f Bhopal are be the postcards and to be send to the world. Those postcard will explore the world with the messages of Bhopal and connect the Bhopal to the world. That is what we say the urban photo rhizome.

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