Call to Hire: Project Manager

The Year Ahead at Jaaga DNA In the next year, we look to engage with communities, sponsors, cultural organizations and artists at our UFO (Under the FlyOver) spaces, creating programs and fundraising for each space’s requirements. Key focus for our team will be: A public arts project involving emergent artists and community. A public arts project involving international artists as well as local artists through artist residencies, in collaboration with local and global organizations. A discursive series of events like…

Domestic Abuse Awareness Project

The start of 2016 has certainly reflected our ongoing mission of bringing together public art, urban issues and creatives. Day by day, we are exploring ways to co-facilitate public art projects where usage of public space and social messaging shape communities and ownership. Shreya, an enthusiastic 9th grader, just finished a piece in the Double Road UFO space. Shreya and her team committed to conducting research, film documentation and a public awareness campaign on domestic violence for a school project…

HIRING: Oral Histories Research Assistant

Jaagas’ Founder – Archana Prasad has recently won a grant from a prestigious national arts fund to document and present the oral histories of Malleswaram. The proposal looks to interview a series of people who live and work in one of Bangalores’ oldest neighbourhood. The end result of the work will be a cutting-edge art and tech installation in public space. It will be released for public consumption in December 2015. The Research Assistant will drive the interview process and will…

HIRING: Ethnography Research Assistant

About Jaaga DNA Created in 2009, Jaaga DNA runs programs and residencies to support creatives in solving urban issues through researched arts and design practice in public spaces. We aim to: Reclaim and activate derelict urban public space through art practice for positive use Support contemporary artists and enable them to work in public spaces Provide accessible art both physically and emotionally Select Past Projects Urban Avant-Garde: Graffiti painting in public spaces that also featured experimental dance performances, workshops, lectures, video screenings…

Where is the beauty?

I spent June and July working and traveling in Spain and Portugal. My preferred way of seeing a place is walking; walking for hours, for miles and stopping every now and then for a coffee, or wine, or sightseeing. Two things that always stand out for me when I travel outside of India are the aesthetics in unexpected places in any town or city, and the liveliness of the cities. I realised that a lot of it is to do with…

From a Distance

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While I sip a Starbucks cappuccino in the land of its creation – Seattle, I drink in the city space around me. I’m very far away from my Microsoft Researcher self of 7-8 years ago that sat in the same spot, gracefully, leisurely sipping the same brown beverage. Right now I am mighty aware that I have under a minute to take in the moment, and drink, before my nearly-two-year-old yanks me into his hyperactive self-destructive reality. Seattle is a…

Speed recruitment evening for social enterprises. 30th Jan. 7:30 pm

  Speed recruitment evening for social enterprises What is it? Babajob and Karmany are hosting an Action For India pre-summit event in partnership with Jaaga – Speed Recruiting for Social Enterprise. The event will give social enterprises the opportunity to showcase their work, pitch their recruiting needs on stage, and participate in a speed-recruitment round with interested candidates later that evening. This is a great event for social enterprises looking to scale their teams, and even more exciting for individuals looking to make a career change.   Where is it? Jaaga Startup What time is it?: 7:30-10:00p What do we need…

We Can’t Do Perfect: A Docu-Art Film by Anja Lutz

This is the docu-art film by Anja Lutz, our most recent German BangaloResident. Part of the Something About Books Book-launch, the film previewed at the location it was made to a very interested and participatory audience. If you didn’t make it over, peek this one for sure. Sound Design by Martin Lutz – and nope, Anja and Martin are not married, not siblings, and in fact only met via this residency program 🙂   WE CAN’T DO PERFECT