media, information, the contemporary

Sarai-CSDS, Liquid Architecture (Australia) Maitri Grant: 2023-24

Sarai-CSDS, New Delhi, in partnership with Liquid Architecture, Melbourne is thrilled to have received one of six inaugural Maitri Cultural Partnership Grants, from the newly instituted Centre for Australia-India Relations.

Capture All is a multiyear collaboration, initiated in 2021, between Sarai-CSDS and Liquid Architecture, featuring artists, scholars, and writers based in India and Australia contributing to a series of critical intensives and dialogues, public programs and publications.

In 2024, Sarai and Liquid Architecture (LA) will co-host a symposium and exhibition at the Collingwood Yards arts precinct in Melbourne exploring the creative potentials and affective states of new technologies in sound and media. Led by Suvani Suri (Sarai) and Laura McLean (LA), the program will bring together Australian and Indian artists, arts workers, and researchers to address situated ways of listening, and Indigenous and diasporic experiences contextual to the Asia-Pacific, creating grounds from which to visualise and audibilise entangled fraternities, histories, and futures together.

For the past 20 years, Sarai and Liquid Architecture have operated at the forefront of media and sound practice and research.

The Sarai Programme, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), has been South Asia’s most prominent and productive platform for research and reflection on the transformation of urban space and contemporary realities, especially with regard to cities, data and information, law, and media infrastructures.

Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.