Project Samtal Jameer, Samtal Jameen (Equal Terrains, Equal Selves) brings together a diverse group of participants to discuss and elaborate on a wide array of subjects centered on ecology, enviromentalism, research and art practices. 

Dr. Sophie Chao

University of Sydney, Australia

Dr. Danielle Celermajer

Professor | Sociologist
Head of Multispecies Justice Project
University of Sydney, Australia

Dr. Nitoo Das

Professor of Literature | Poet

Ranjit Hoskote

Cultural Theorist | Poet

The project explores ideas of multispecies worlds to present a variety of understandings on what a multispecies world would look like based on the perspectives of the thinkers, academics, artists and activists contributing to this project.

Navjot Altaf


Sonia Mehra Chawla

Interdisciplinary Artist

Dr. Paulina Lopez


Himali Singh Soin

Multimedia Artist
India and United Kingdom

More concretely, Samtal Jameer, Samtal Jameen (Equal Terrains, Equal Selves) “aims at a radical re-thinking of human and non-human relationships. It seeks to expand the idea of democracy and sustainability through understanding the complexity of such lived relationships and the idea of justice and agency in a multispecies world and the un-alienated life.”

Dr. Jahnavi Phalkey

Historian of Science | Founding Director
Bengaluru Science Gallery, India

Krishnendu Bose

Wildlife Filmmaker

Janet Solomon

South Africa

Priya Thuvassery


The project has been developed and moderated by artist, curator and activist Ravi Agarwal and is comprised of 21+ conversations recorded on video where Agarwal engages with each of the participants in the project on a variety of topics and shared areas of interest and expertise. The project is also supported by a two-part print publication entitled Multispecies Speculations with a glossary titled Growing Lexicon, both consisting of 32 contributions by artists, curators, critics, art practitioners, academics and researchers.

Dr. Mahesh Rangarajan

Ecological Historian | Author | Researcher
Vice Chancellor, Krea University, India

Dr. Sakshi Aravind

Law Expert
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Lucia Pietroiusti

Curator, General Ecologies Program
Serpentine Gallery, United Kingdom

Dr. Teresa Dillon

Professor | Author | Researcher
University of Brighton, United Kingdom

The project branches further by presenting the work of the participants as it relates to Samtal Jameer, Samtal Jameen and the series of ideas, research and practices shared in common. Such work includes a page on each speaker, a bibliography of texts, works, photography, videos and other media relevant to this project, along with the 21+ conversations and print publication featured here.

Dr. Heather Davis

The New School, USA

Dr. Pankaj Sekhsaria

Associate Professor in Science and Technology Studies
Environmentalist | Author | Researcher | Activist
IIT Bombay, India

Dr. Rahul Ranjan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Oslo Metropolitan University
Norway and India

Pranay Lal

Author | Researcher | Public Health Specialist

Each conversation found on this website reflects the critical and creative engagement of each participant as it relates to the themes, subjects and ideas that are central to Samtal Jameer, Samtal Jameen.

Michael Günzburger

Artist | Researcher | Scholar