Projects


Lives of Information Workshop, February 21-22, 2014


The Sarai Programme organised the *Lives of Information* workshop to gather an inter‐disciplinary group of researchers to discuss information practices, cultures, infrastructures, and histories with a specific focus on post-colonial contexts. The workshop examined topics of colonial and post-colonial strategies of archiving identification, storage and informatic governance; bureaucratic cultures and politics of document and media forms; information infrastructures and networked politics; user-created content cultures and anxieties of mediated lives; and more.

Call for Abstracts – Lives of Information Workshop


Over the past decade, information culture and technologies of identification have become part of popular discourse, with regimes across the world rolling out large modernisation projects aimed at populations and existing structures of governance. A growing body of scholars have turned their attention to the study of information culture and its history. Information infrastructure offers… Read More

The Social and Cultural Life of Information Workshop | November 14-16, 2013


The Social and Cultural Life of Information workshop was held in Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, on November 14-16 2013. It brought together a select group of media scholars, historians, anthropologists and geographers for an intensive two day workshop, and aimed at bringing together research on colonial and postcolonial information infrastructures, with… Read More

City as Studio


The City as Studio programme emerged in 2010 to intervene in the shaping of a responsive and engaged milieu of contemporary art and media practices through a cluster of dedicated art and media fellowships tied to a structure of studio situations and processes in Delhi. The fellowship brings together artists, media practitioners, intellectuals, writers, activists, and a variety of audiences alongside a series of cultural and artistic practices in the city of Delhi.

Tweets from Elizabeth Losh’s Talk on ‘The Metadata is the Message’


Collected tweets from Elizabeth Losh’s talk on ‘The Metadata is the Message: Social Media and the Rhetorics of Online Activism’ delivered at The Sarai Programme, CSDS, on Wednesday, September 04, 2013.

Elizabeth Losh – The Metadata is the Message: Social Media and the Rhetorics of Online Activism | Wednesday, September 4, 5 pm


Sarai-CSDS invites you to a lecture on The Metadata is the Message: Social Media and the Rhetorics of Online Activism by Elizabeth Losh.

Bernadette Längle – Chaos Computer Club and Digital Activism in Europe | Monday, July 8, 5 pm


Bernadette Längle, Centre for Internet and Society and Chaos Computer Club, delivered a talk at Sarai on the Chaos Computer Club and Digital Activism in Europe, on Monday, July 8, 2013. Bernadette spoke about the hacker scene and digital activism in Europe, with a focus on the Chaos Computer Club, and shared the experiences of… Read More

Call for Applications for Sarai Research Associates


The Sarai Programme at CSDS invites applications for 2 research positions, to work on the subject of `media and information infrastructures’. The research agenda is historical and contemporary, archive based and ethnographic, and will traverse a variety of media, including radio, gramophone, cassette, photography, film, television, video, and digital forms.

No Apologies for the Interruption


Power creates rules, makes many implements to reign in possibilities and the impulses to create. But force of life cannot be contained; it bursts through anyway. Energy travels from body to body; each environment germinates countless more. It is of such questions, imaginations and collisions that No Apologies for the Interruption is an expression.

Trickster City


Trickster City is an extraordinary composite of writings on the city of Delhi. They were written over a period of two years by a group of twenty young people who live in different places in the city of Delhi, and who have, over the last several years, sustained among themselves and with others around them, a relationship of writing and conversing about the city.