Six Readings on - Beauty & Design

About the event
29 Aug 2018

TARQ invites you to join us for our "Six Readings on..." lecture series. The themes for this episode will be Beauty & Design. 

Dates: August 29; September 5, 12, 19, 26, 27; October 17, 24, 31; November 14, 21, 22
Venue: TARQ, F35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, C.S.M. Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Session timings: 6:30 - 8:30 pm (with a 10-15 min break in between)
Registration fee: 
6 Lectures - Rs. 4000 + 18% GST
9 Lectures - Rs. 6000 + 18% GST
12 Lectures - Rs. 7500 + 18% GST

The lectures will be conducted by Dr. Kanchana Mahadevan (academic and scholar of Philosophy), Ranjit Hoskote (cultural theorist, poet, and curator), Annapurna Garimella (art historian and designer), Sampurna Chatterjee (poet, novelist, and translator), Dr. Kaiwan Mehta (visual culture theorist and managing editor, Domus India) and others.


Conceptualized and curated by Dr. Kaiwan Mehta, and produced by TARQ, 'Six Readings On...' is a series consisting of lectures by well-known artists and scholars from a range of disciplines. Each session aims to unpack the diverse theoretical approaches in the realm of academia and artistic practice on the topics of 'Beauty and Design'.

Both the subjects - BEAUTY and DESIGN - would be handled from various perspectives and disciplines such as art and architecture history, philosophy and the humanities, culture and gender, and more.

The idea behind the series is twofold - firstly to grasp a sense of the subject at hand, and have an introduction to the world of debates that frame the subject, and secondly to understand the shape of practices that address or work with some of these subjects and issues.