A man cleaning his ear with a safety match, air-conditioners cooling rundown homes in Old Delhi and kids posing as drummers next to a painted wall are among the 38 frames by Indian photographers that feature in a book, Swedish Innovations Indian Interpretations. To launch in the city on December 15, along with a photo-exhibition, it carries photographs that interpret a Swedish innovation each, be it an older version of an air-conditioner, a music streaming service or a safety match.
Abhijit Chakraborty interprets the streaming music service, Spotify, founded in 2006 by Swedish entrepreneurs Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon
Also, part of the programme is a forum on Magnitude of Creativity and Innovations by the curator, Tobias Degsell from the Nobel Museum in Stockholm (Sweden), which will be open to select guests.
Samrat Mukhopadhyay interprets Carl Munters’ air conditioning system
Fredrika Ornbrant, consul general of Sweden, says, “The idea is to encourage innovative spirit and exchange ideas for the creation of a successful future.”
The photos were selected from the submissions to the Embassy of Sweden during a photo competition. “The selection has been based solely on the quality and creativity of the photos. It is my hope that this book will serve as a source of inspiration for further creative exchange between Sweden and India,” adds Ornbrant.
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