Serendipity Arts Virtual Grant
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Abhiraj Mengade is a young Computer Science Engineering student with a strong problem-solving passion, pursuing his Bachelor’s from NITK and IIT, Madras. His creative side resonates with his skill of leveraging new technology to bring out unique results. His projects have been awarded at International hackathons like Polkadot Sociathon, Paris and ETHIndia ‘22.
Akshika Goel is a multi-disciplinary writer and researcher who completed her Bachelor’s in literature from Miranda House, University of Delhi and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at IIT Bombay. She aspires to interrogate living traditions, sounds, and images, in addition to written texts, by weaving together diverse media and technology in her critical practice.
Sudeshna Rana is a writer, poet, and editor with an interest in gender, culture, ecology. Her works appear in Paper Planes, Polyester Zine, Smash board, Feminism in India, Cocoa & Jasmine Magazine and Red River Publishing. Her piece on female friendship will appear in an anthology published by Yoda Press. A recipient of South Asia Speaks 2022 fellowship, she is currently writing an ecofeminist account of Dhanbad, the coal capital of India. Her writings focus on female friendships, gender representations in media and the relationship between culture and climate crisis.
Akash Bharadwaj studied Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is presently a research scholar in the history department at Shiv Nadar University, Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. He is interested in the histories and technologies of museum-making and the discourse around decolonisation and social justice in Modern South Asia and the world. He also runs a digital project, Bihar Visual, which acts as a place for creating local yet cosmopolitan narratives on a region’s art, culture and heritage.