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C13 Lab Team

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AKHILA KRISHNAN

Artist - C13 Residency

Akhila Krishnan is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary designer and director working across fine art, graphic narrative, moving image, projection design for live experience/VR and collaborative practice. Originally trained in design and film at the Royal College of Art (London) and the National Institute of Design (India) - she has worked and exhibited in countries including the UK, India, Burma, Nepal, Qatar, France, USA, Spain and Germany. She is a member of the Kadak Collective, a group of South Asian female artists working in comics and graphic narrative. She is part of the core editorial team on the Bystander Anthology- the collective's upcoming publication featuring 55 artists and creatives of South Asian origin from across 13 countries. 

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AQUI THAMI

Artist - C13 Residency

I'm an indigenous artist based in Bombay. Centred around the culture of DIY, self-publishing and guerrilla poster I believe in creating art that is grounded in the act of ‘doing’ and addresses political/ social issues. The core of my art practice is healing as I work with experiences of marginalisation and resilience, my own and the people I work in collaboration with.

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BEN PARRY

Artist / Researcher C13 LAB

Dr Ben Parry is an artist, curator and practice-led researcher based in London. He received his BA in Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art, an MA in Urban Planning from the University of Liverpool and PhD from the University of the West of Scotland. Working internationally, his projects employ a wide range of mediums including film, photography, light, sound and machines. His research and practice explores the intersections of art intervention, urbanism and activism, and the self-organising systems of the user-generated city.

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GRAHAM JEFFERY

Researcher /  C13 LAB

Graham Jeffery is Reader in Arts and Media and Education Lead for Culture & Creativity in the School of Business & Creative Industries, UWS. His work spans participatory and community arts practices, creative pedagogies, cultural policy and urban and community development. Graham has worked as a teacher, composer and facilitator in a wide range of contexts, including work with London International Festival of Theatre, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and East London Dance. He has led numerous action research projects with diverse communities in different places around the world. He keeps a blog at www.generalpraxis.org.uk.

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IAN DAWSON

Artist - C13 Residency

 

Ian Dawson is Lecturer, Fine Art - Sculpture within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton. Ian has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions in New York, London, Paris and Berlin, including a recent commission for the Goss Michael Foundation, Texas. His interests lie in contemporary sculpture and collage. He is currently enjoying creating material-based workshops for the House of Fairy Tales, an anarchic travelling arts organisation.

 

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KATTYAYANI JOAG

C13 LAB & Residency Manager

Kattyayani is an Independent researcher.

Areas of research are postmodern irony and humour as political rhetorics 

Believes in working in an ethnographic mode through community-based inquiries into questions of personhood and citizenship.

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KAVERI GILL

Researcher / C13 LAB

Kaveri Gill is a political economist and Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University, New Delhi. Her work focuses on urbanisation, informality, social policy and development. She has researched and written extensively on the waste sector, public health and welfare programmes in India, as well as on the conceptualisation and application of inclusiveness within the policy sphere

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LAXMI KAMBLE

ACORN Manager

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MRUGEN RATHOD

Artist - C13 Residency

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PENNY HAY

Artist / Researcher C13 LAB

Dr Penny Hay is an artist and educator, Research Fellow, Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries; Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, School of Education, Bath Spa University and Director of Research, House of Imagination (arts based charity). Signature projects include School Without Walls, House of Imagination and Forest of Imagination. Penny’s doctoral research focused on how we support children’s learning identity as artists. Penny is a member of the RSA Innovative Education Network, Crafts Council Learning Advisory Group and Visiting Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art.

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VINOD SHETTY

Director ACORN

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SHARMILA SAMANT

Artist / C13 LAB

Sharmila Samant is Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Design and Performance at the Shiv Nadar University. She graduated in Sculpture from Sir J. J. School of Arts, which was followed by a diploma in Interior Design, a Fellowship at the Kanoria Center for Arts, Ahmedabad, and artist-residencies at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and at Gasworks in London. Samant was one of the founders of the Mumbai-based collective, Open Circle that sought to engage with contemporary socio-political issues via an integration of theory and practice. Negotiating in both private and public spheres, Samant has engaged in collaborative and participatory art projects with various communities while exploring ideas of exchange, accessibility and authorship. Her installations and video works have been part of many prominent exhibitions in biennales, museums, artist-led spaces and alternative venues in India and abroad. Samant has curated international events, screenings and exhibitions individually and in collaboration.  www.sharmilasamant.in

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