Art Journey

Art Journey is a section dedicated to travellers – who are interested in exploring, experiencing, understanding and participating in art forms & destinations, cultural practices within India. Backed by our community of researchers and practitioners, we hope to offer to discerning travellers, a deep insight into the art practice & an experience which will be truly enriching and fulfilling.

Art journeys makes you participate in history, art & culture of a place & allows a deeper understanding of places & practices.

Art Journey is an initiative in sustainable tourism. The intangible heritage of any place is in a state of flux negotiating with the current realities and hence forming new cultures. For most time, the awareness & knowledge about the rituals, practices  and its shifting significance is not inadequate or non existent in the community and hence hidden to the outsider. Many a times the traveller feels like a stranger who is consuming and taking some voyeuristic delight from his travel experiences, and forming mis-understanding about the  place or culture, which in turn produces and incorrect or imperfect world-view. On the other hand a participative and knowledge based critical approach could open up a whole new world to the traveller, hence making his experience more meaningful and unique.

Hence Art journey aims to use tourism and a mode of unearthing, promoting, preserving, documenting the intangible cultural heritage in communities. This in turn hopefully will lead to a process of positive dialogue within the community about the import and significance of their organic culture, rather being culturally conditioned by a tourism industry constantly culturally conditioning them as a consumer product. The communities interaction with guests, who are more informed about the place and culture will help to forge a meaningful dialogue & open up opportunities for development and growth in a sustainable manner.

Please write to us with your thoughts or specific requirements to sudipta@thearshinagarproject.in

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