BOOK LAUNCH: DHARAVI: DOCUMENTING INFORMALITIES
Event Dates: 31st October to 8th November 2009
Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Organised by: Swedish Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm and Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC), Mumbai
The art exhibition and symposium sought to investigate urban growth, especially as manifested in the informal “cities” of the poor in growing, global metropoli. The exhibition served as a backdrop for two seminars, the first looking at the ethics, responsibility and communication of professionals working with informal cities, and the second focusing on Dharavi, with participation from the residents of Mumbai’s largest slum. The exhibition also marked the formal release of the book Dharavi: Documenting Informalities.