in collaboration with Kaarwan
14 days | 40 participants | 4 states | Arts | Culture | Hands-on workshops
Lectures | Discussions | Documentation | Exhibition
7th Mar - 20th Mar 2020
First-hand experience of Art & Architectural practices in India
Explore cultural, historical & traditional values of the country
Local interactions to lectures with the best in Arts & Architecture
Journey will be jam packed with hour long discussions and debates
Having explored the country with the vision of a traveller for years, we witnessed how art and architecture are inseparable from each other! Having learnt a lot about indigenous architecture techniques it’s time to explore the art forms that are believed to have existed much before the human settlements came together.
We, in association with Kaarwan, are proud to introduce this one-of-a-kind journey that will be packed with learning Indian art-forms that have their origins in West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. We will be documenting the whole journey and also putting up an exhibition on the last day to display the collective work done during the journey!
Come, let’s travel together!
Workshops, Design Walks & Lectures
Watercolorist Praween Karmakar
- Plein air painting
- A day in the life of the artist
- Different Watercolour techniques
Exploring the town of Tagore
- Festival of Holi in Shantiniketan
- Documenting the artistic heritage town
- Workshops with the artists
Renowned Artist Shuvaprasanna
- Up and close with the artist
- Discussions and debates
- Learn about the art of leading an artist life
Talks that matter
- Discussing Artist block
- Art Entrepreneurship
- Lectures at BHU and Victoria Memorial
Documenting the Temple Towns
- Temple art and architecture of Odisha
- Local interactions & culture exposure
- Documenting the ghats of Varanasi
Exhibiting the journey
- Open exhibition at the end of the journey
- Artist showcase
- Networking opportunity
Person having keen interest in Art, Architecture, Design & Photography. Age between 18-35 years. We will consider the candidate’s approach and thinking based on his application form for selection.
Detailed Itinerary Coming Soon!
Testimonies from participants. Words that keep us going.
“As Norman Foster said, “Architecture is the expression of values”, this journey brought me closer to them, and I thank my friends and organizers- Ashutosh, Gourav, Kishley and Mayank, for organising this journey to bring us closer to our soul.”
“This is one of those experiences, after which your life will be defined as… “Before Purvai & after Purvai”
Go get inspired, and I promise you, your life will change.
“As the sun came up in a brilliant blaze of orange, I reflected on just how large the world was, and perhaps how I had finally seen a part of the world that felt like it was right on the edge, where past the horizon you could almost fall right off.”
“Purvai’17 has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. As an 18year old to be able to travel and be exposed to so many new experiences and gain a new learning from every experience has made my mind open up to new possibilities. I’d never trade that experience for anything.”
“When you are pulled out of your comfort zone, and placed in the middle of a forest, under skies that have been pouring for three days, with a body kissed by the entire insect family, and you look around to see 22 other strangers fighting the same battle. Despite arduous hours of bamboo working and tiring treks up and down the valley, a reassuring tel maalish by one, beside cosy fires lit by the other is all you need to wrap a day. That’s when strangers became family. What started with five round tables ended with one long dining spread. In all of my travels, I’ve never felt this and I can happily say, it’s the people and not the place!”
“The trip to North east with Kaarwan was one epic journey. Picture breath taking landscapes in the background with amazing people in the foreground and that pretty much sums up the experience. I highly recommend this to everyone who loves to learn and explore”
“22-09 2k18, Lahaul n Spiti 22 people, 10 days, we went alone but returned as family. Thankyou Kaarwan for this wholesome experience, being a part of the place and the company we were in! ❤”
“Kaarwan’17 was a journey with self…yet being a part of a larger group, whom I met for the first time…shy smiles on first day turned into hugging and dancing together in a matter of no time! 15 days spent in search of something within that conclude with you realising that your craving only increases for the quest and that it will always be an continuous process that is never meant to end.”
“This year’s North-East trip was amazing. Have learned a lot and taken a lot of memories back with me. Thank you Kaarwan. Hoping to join you guys soon!!!”