Features / 5 min read / by Dysco / May 19, 2018

Details of Workshops at Mind The Gap

Mind The Gap on June 3rd at WeWork BKC isn’t just about hearing about gender stereotypes being challenged, it’s about learning and putting learnings into practise too. We have curated a selection of workshops and experiences especially for this event, to cater to those who want to get their hands dirty, and learn practical skills immediately. The details of each session are below, and all tickets can be purchased via Insider here. If you purchase a workshop ticket, you also need to purchase a ticket for the general event.

Creating Viral Content for Social Media by Riddhi Parekh

About Riddhi: A photographer with an insatiable lust for travel, Riddhi’s passion for photography has won her accolades from none other than National Geographic for her remarkable work. She joined Shari Academy of Digital photography where her passion grew by leaps and bounds and she went onto becoming the Master Craftsmen of the year and bagging awards in various genres of photography. While she is not globetrotting she spends time photographing fashion and lifestyle stories for magazines, fashion labels and advertising brands. Recently one of her fashion stories went viral for its innovative approach of shooting fashion in a local train.

About the workshop: It will be a well-rounded interactive session for discussing ideas, art and photography. Being a woman photographer in a male dominated industry herself, Riddhi will talk about the challenges, advantages and differences faced by a female photographer. The workshop will also throw light on ideation, creating impactful content, technical challenges and perspective.

  • Introducing Riddhi’s work and identifying the threads that tie back to the theme of challenging gender norms through imagery
  • Showcasing works of other photographers related to gender issues in general and gender in the workspace in particular
  • Discussing perspective, interpretation of art and inspiration for concepts and shoots
  • Building ideas, breaking the stereotypes and coming up with concepts
  • Storytelling through photography and a photo series
  • Technical aspects: How composition, colour and light plays an important role in story telling and concepts.

Duration of the workshop: 2 hours

Cost of the workshop: INR 1000/- (general event ticket priced separately)

Time of workshop: 12:00 – 2:00PM

Ticket Link: Purchase tickets via Insider here. If you purchase a workshop ticket, you also need to purchase a ticket for the general event.

Design & Illustration for Social Causes by Shreya Gulati

About Shreya: Shreya is a graphic designer and illustrator whose personal illustrations bear motives of strong women, nudity and angry faces that she draw s from personal experience. The characters she creates are an extension of herself, not caring about how they’re being perceived, being sexual or just existing. Her illustrations have been displayed at shows (Group show at the Kona Art Gallery, Delhi & Group show at Rich Mix, part of London Design Festival) and in leading design magazines. She currently works as the Lead Designer at Houndstooth, and has previously worked at Upstox as well as done gigs for entities like Channel V and Trip Creative.

About the workshop: Are you passionate about social issues that you want others to be aware of? Join Shreya as she talks about her own artworks, and explores illustrations used to create social commentary about gender and equality . The workshop will focus on understanding the context and relevance of creating art for social issues and will give you an opportunity to conceptualise and create your own. The session will highlight on creating thumbnails or sketches that you can take home and create copies of your work in print.

  • How can illustration be used to make people think and care about social issues?
  • Ask participants to share the social issues they are interested in and define one issue.
  • Select a particular design and work out loud with participants to analyse the design.
  • Explain how complex ideas can be communicated and expressed through symbols, images, and basic text.
  • Direct participants to list ideas about the issue they identified.
  • Provide feedback and encouragement on the thumbnails/sketches done by the participants and give them direction on how they can make it print ready.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: INR 300/- (general event ticket priced separately)

Time of workshop: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Ticket Link: Purchase tickets via Insider here. If you purchase a workshop ticket, you also need to purchase a ticket for the general event.

Mardon Waali Baat – A Gender Sensitisation Workshop by Chintan Girish Modi

About Chintan: Chintan Girish Modi is a freelance writer, educator, and researcher based out of Mumbai. He has completed a month-long training on ‘Understanding Masculinities- Engaging Men and Boys towards Gender Equality’, organised by the Centre for Health and Social Justice in partnership with MenEngage Alliance South Asia. He consults with the Blue Ribbon Movement’s Gender Lab on a gender sensitisation program with High School Boys.

About the workshop: Through this workshop, Chintan would try to challenge the hegemonic idea of ‘mard’, and inculcate a deeper understanding of men’s attitudes, needs, and perception with regards to masculinity. The terms ‘mard’ and ‘mardangi’ have always been associated with power and dominance. They have become effective tools to impose patriarchy not only on girls but also boys. The idea of ‘mard’ has been perpetuated by our media, society, and culture. Our ads show hyper-masculine men with perfectly chiselled abs riding a certain brand of bike or wearing a particular brand of jeans. In most of these ads, women are faceless and are used as objects of lust. Men in India observe and try to inculcate this behaviour, and perceive anything remotely feminine as a symbol of weakness. For this to change, it is important for boys to get a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of gender norms, male privilege, patriarchy, gender equality, and feminism.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: INR 300/- (general event ticket priced separately)

Time of workshop: 5:30 – 7:30PM

Ticket Link: Purchase tickets via Insider here. If you purchase a workshop ticket, you also need to purchase a ticket for the general event.

Songwriting workshop by Ankur Tewari

About Ankur: Ankur Tewari is a storyteller. He has spent the better part of his life discovering different mediums to share his tales. At times his stories find their way through his music and at other times through his films. His songs are simple and evocative; they come from an honest and at times vulnerable space, which makes them easy to form an instant connection with. With a loyal fan base that has been steadily growing, their journey has only gotten more impressive and exciting over time. Highlights have included opening for world-renowned artists like Raul Midon, Fink and Norah Jones.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: INR 800/- (general event ticket priced separately)

Time of workshop: 3:00 – 4:30PM

Ticket Link: Purchase tickets via Insider here. If you purchase a workshop ticket, you also need to purchase a ticket for the general event.

Deconstructing Gender by Durga Gawde

About Durga: Durga Gawde is an artist, sculptor, and educator, who identifies as gender fluid. They have collaborated with individuals and organisations like Vice India, Lufthansa and NH7 among others.

About the workshop: This workshop is designed to bring people together to have an open and honest conversation about gender and gender roles in society and the effects it has on our day to day lives. The participants will converse to dissect the gender construct in our society creatively and together create a live art piece by the end of the session.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: INR 800/- (general event ticket priced separately)

Time of workshop: 3:00 – 4:00PM

Ticket Link: Purchase tickets via Insider here. If you purchase a workshop ticket, you also need to purchase a ticket for the general event.