About the interview series
Here, you will find a series of interviews with the curators and artists of the exhibition Kolkata: Run in the Alley. These interviews were conducted by Lipika Bansal, who spoke to the artists about their artistic vision, their artistic process, as well as their experience and stories of working in interdisciplinary teams during the CARF residency in Kolkata.
About the author
Lipika Bansal is founder of Textiel Factorij. She is an artistic researcher and social designer. With her work she investigates art and craft cultures of India and the Netherlands, its heritage, origin and local significance. Lipika’s practice is based on theory, oral traditions, and fieldwork. She uses co-creation and artistic research methodologies, such as (digital) storytelling – and writing with a focus on design for empowerment and change. Lipika’s work is cross-disciplinary by nature: it involves experts from all disciplines, ranging from artists, designers, craftspeople, makers, starters, amateurs, biologists, scientists. Their expertise represents a way of looking at the world, which enriches the work, based on local knowledge, local materials and reciprocity.