Marking the launch of Samtal Jameer, Samtal Jameen (Equal Terrains, Equal Selves), the project archive and associated publications Multispecies Speculations and A Growing Lexicon was presented at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi. The website and publication launch was be followed by a panel discussion on the politics and aesthetics of multispecies worlds with artists Sonia Mehra Chawla, Sharbendu De and Achia Anzi, moderated by project initiator Ravi Agarwal.
Samtal Jameer, Samtal Jameen brings together a diverse group of participants to discuss a wide array of subjects centred on ecology, environmentalism, research and art practices. It explores ideas of multispecies worlds based on the perspectives of thinkers, academics, artists and activists contributing to the project. Specifically, it 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.
Developed by artist, curator and activist Ravi Agarwal, the project archive comprises 21+ conversations on a variety of topics and shared areas of interest and expertise. The project branches further by presenting the work of the participants as it relates to the project and the series of ideas, research and practices shared in common.
This project is supported by The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development in association with Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi.