In the 2 years since we began talking about the idea of Bhasha Centre, a common goal has emerged from everyone who has worked on its projects. It's not unique, it's not even new. But it's how we choose to be defined: by a desire to leave the theatre better than we found it.
The Drama Library, Manch, the soon to be launched Theatre Yellow Pages and - we hope - many projects to come, derive from this desire. And from a combination of curiosity, care and considered enterprise.
Bhasha Centre prefers and promotes a remote working structure, with people currently contributing from Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi.
Aakriti Chandervanshi [b. 1995] is a visual artist, curator and designer from India whose work spans unique geographies and is embedded in the contexts of her everyday in the landscapes of South Asia.
Her works have been part of group exhibitions including Women in Film and Photography (2021) and Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia (2020). She was one of the recipients of the Curatorial Intensive South Asia (2021-22) and Sahapedia Frames Photography Grant (2019), Runner-up for the Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Prize 2021 and The People's Choice Award at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2021. Her work has found its space across various acclaimed print and digital publications such as the British Journal of Photography, Financial Times, BBC, Domus, and The Caravan, among others. She is associated with Sanbox Collective, British Council, India (Arts Division) and Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore.
She is devoted to her work and pets, perhaps not as equally as she would like.