About the Seminar

About the Seminar 2018-12-21T12:02:40+00:00

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

Art is an unalienable part of the human right to freedom and expression, the development of vibrant cultures and the sustenance of democratic societies. However, the authoritarian forces which are on the ascendant in recent times pose grave challenges to artistic freedom fissuring the very fabric of long established democracies. Ethnic intolerance and growing inequality is a threat to democracy which resonates a multiplicity of ideas and foregrounds a complex and contested space that belongs to no single political ideology or group. For an inclusive world, what is imperative is the creation and sustenance of spaces in which art and culture are not commodities but vital modes of interaction between human beings. In order to understand the vital role of arts and culture in a democracy, we have to examine the current developments in a broader socio-political context. The three day international seminar on “Art and Democracy” engaged by academics and artists will be a platform for an open dialogue on democratic spaces and artistic freedom. The aim is to deliberate on the concept of democracy and explore how art evolves as a critical medium for democratic participation and political expression.

THRUST AREAS

  • Relevance of Gandhism in the Post Human Scenario
  • Relevance of Education in Liberal Arts, in Sustaining Democratic Principles
  • Art as Resilience
  • Gender Precarity in the Contemporary World
  • Power and Democracy
  • Democracy and Dissent in Art and Literature

IMPORTANT DATES

Last date for submission of abstracts: 31 December 2018
Last date for submission of full paper: 5 January 2019

CURATED ART WALK AT KOCHI
MUZIRIS BIENNALE

On the final day of the seminar, the participants will be taken on a tour to Fort Kochi to experience Kochi Muziris Biennale. Artists of international repute will engage hands on interactive sessions with the participants.

ACCOMMODATION

Room Type Tariff:

Room Type

Tariff

Single

Rs. 375 per day

Double

Rs. 700 per day

Triple

Rs. 950 per day

AC Single

Rs. 1200 per day

AC Double

Rs. 1600 per day

Breakfast- Rs. 55

Dinner- Rs. 85 (veg)

Rs. 95 (non-veg)

Address: Ashirbhavan, Banerjee Road

Near 625 Metro Pillar

Ernakulam- 682018

Distance from St. Teresa’s College- 2.3 kms

Map Link: Distance from Ashirbhavan to College

BROCHURE