Devi Art Foundation / Gurgaon, New Delhi / 08.2012 – 04.2013

a publication + exhibition


Sarai 09: Projections took the form of a 9-month exhibition (Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi) and a collection of published writings (Sarai-09 Reader). The event proposed projections as an “an incandescent transference – some crossing of a void to effect luminous landings on a distant surface. Without projections we would have no cinema, no city plans, no forecasts, no wagers, no fantasies. Projections convect questions, magnify dreams and illuminate desires.”

I contributed an essay to the reader entitled, Taking Flight: Perspectives from the Depths of an Ideas Factory. The work explores the life of an idea across an ad agency, a social movement and a war zone.

The exhibition and reader were developed by Sarai– the media arm of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS, New Delhi). The exhibition was located in proximity to a technology hub and garnered a diverse audience of academics, artists, commercial ‘tech geeks’ and researchers in New Delhi. The Sarai 09: Reader garnered a large international readership across a similar audience of cultural diverse academics, artists and researchers.

about sarai readers

The Sarai Readers were published once a year. Projections was the 9th volume of a 9 volume series. Each issue was structured around a specific theme and invited writing by practitioners, academics, activists and artists from diverse fields.


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