Culture kick, adda style
A public forum will discuss how new and mainstream subcultures impact innovation and challenge our deepest beliefs
Brian A Horton
The scholar in residence at the Godrej India Culture Lab, he is a PhD candidate at Brown University. His work explores the mobilisations around gender and sexual minorities in India and the modes through which queer subculture is being produced as public culture.
The venture capitalist started a music company incubated by Sony Music and sold it before the internet bubble burst. At the adda, he will demystify how the corporate world takes an idea and transforms it into a globally appreciated product.
DJ Pearl is a pioneer of the House music scene in India. From performing at small nightclubs to creating the electronic music festival Sunburn, she has played a major role in popularising electronic music in India. She will talk about her experience and her journey.
A contemporary dance enthusiast with an interest in dance theory and its applications, Lewis will explore how ideas that may seem radical and unsuited to the Indian context can be tweaked and adapted to our cultural context in order to make them relatable.
Khona is the co-founder of Inclov, the world’s first matchmaking app for people with disability and health disorders. She will talk about breaking the mould in a country that is still wrapping its head around finding love and hooking up using apps.
A professor of Humanities and Liberal Studies at IIM Kozhikode, he offers an academic perspective revolving around mass media, capitalism, and the changing representations of minority groups (Dalits and Muslims) in popular culture.
On: Today, 5 pm onwards
At: Godrej India Culture Lab, Vikhroli (E).
The world is filled with subcultures, be it in food, music, politics and fashion. This week, Godrej India Culture Lab will explore how these subcultures lead to innovations and change at a session titled Subcultures to Sab-culture: A Public Adda on Newness in Contemporary India. The discussion will feature speakers from across fields. Here’s a dekko of these agents of change
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