Project 560 - Curated Walks: Arts Walk on MG Road | January 09, 2016 | Bangalore

Registration for the Arts Walk at MG Road on January 09, 2016 is now open.

The Arts Walk with Avehi Menon and Archit Guha will focus on the memories of people through recorded oral narratives; narratives that speak of a longer history of the arts in this space. These narratives bring together cinema, music, and photography in the old South Parade, our current MG Road. This walk will involve a curated soundscape that people will be able to listen to as we rediscover one of the most popular streets in Bangalore.

MG Road has long been a site for the production and consumption of popular culture. Originally part of the 'cantonment' precinct, it has been home to restaurants, bars, cinema halls, photo studios and several other establishments that have nurtured the arts.

Avehi and Archit from the Centre for Public History (CPH) at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology will be conducting the walk. CPH has been collecting and curating oral histories of Bangalore since its inception in 2011, and aims to communicate these to a wider audience through walks and other public forums.

Walk Details

Date: Saturday, January 09, 2016
Neighbourhood: MG Road

Begins at: KC Das, Church Street
Ends at: Junction of Brigade and Residency Roads
Distance: Approximately 2 kilometres

Duration: 2 hours
Time: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Reporting Time: 09:15 AM

Language: English
Maximum number of participants: 20 (By Registration Only)

Since this walk will engage with audio as well, please carry your smartphone and headphones for the walk. However, if you will need a listening device, please let us know when you register - we will make provisions for registered participants without a smartphone.

Please wear comfortable shoes and carry essentials such as umbrellas and water.
There will be a break of 15 minutes during the walk.

This Arts Walk is a part of Project 560, 2015, an IFA initiative, partnered by Citi India.

This walk is free, but participation for the walk is by Registration Only.
Please register by sending your name, contact number, email and the number of participants, by writing