Behind White Storeys, New Delhi

Behind White Storeys was conceptualised for Geetanjali’s Year 2 of MA in Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins, London and won the Knight Frank award for the best Spatial design project (Narrative Environments) .The project is located in an 84 year old heritage structure – Connaught Place, New Delhi and questions government’s strategies to preserve India’s intangible cultural heritage which currently only looks at preserving the built heritage and false beautification of the outer facades. Intangible cultural heritage entails traditional knowledge, skills, oral histories, performing arts, social practices which reflect the human side of culture which we inherit from the past.

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One ordinary evening of 26th March, 2017, Behind White Storeys showcased these narratives in the form of an audio- visual night walk, where 40 participants are taken through a series of hidden staircases, courtyards and installations which gives them an opportunity to reconstruct its identity in their memories forever.

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Special Thanks to :
Patricia Austin (Course Leader)
Saurabh Suryan (Photographs)
Anushi Garg + Arunima Agarwal (Research)
Juhi Saklani (Content Writing)
Anshul Kapoor (Videography)
Shreya Poddar Tanna (Content Editing)
 
Top Photograph – Sanjay Sekhri, Hindustan Times
Tea maker’s photograph –  Saurabh Suryan