"The natural landscape has either become a repository of waste, or the provider of capital."
Gayatri Sinha: Your early work was centred around the ecology of the river Yamuna and its degradation. Your recent exhibition titled ‘The Familiar is Always a Stranger’ also shows works of a broader nature, such as the closure of the Indraprastha Power plant. Are these works on a continuum ofread more
The Desert of the Anthropocene
by Critical Collective
Critical Collective (CC): A good part of your recent practice, your writing and thinking has been devoted to the idea of the Anthropocene. Can you explain your position in the context of India, and the broader questions around ecology?
Ravi Agarwal: I became interested in and a critic of theread more
Ecological Ruminations: Ravi Agarwal
by Amrita Gupta Singh
To extract ‘ecology’ from theoretical abstraction and bring it into the realm of lived experience needs alternative ways of thinking and being in our world. Nature is a problematic subject, and the Cartesian distancing of culture places it in a field of confrontation. Rather than dualism, thinking aboutread more
An Other Place
by Latika Gupta
The city I grew up in is transforming itself. Over two hundred thousand trees will be cut by 2010 for the metro, new roads, new malls and the commonwealth games. The ancient Ridge forest has now a fast train running through it. Buildings are brought down with the boom of a crane, in an instant, andread more