Programs and space for creative people.

Jaaga DNA runs programs and residencies to support creatives in solving urban issues through researched arts and design practice.

Our projects typically connect communities and bring people together to work on urban issues. We bring government, private organisations and individuals together towards positive and productive change.

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DATE : ON GOING CLIENT : MALLYA ADITI'S + B-PAC AGENCY : GOVT. HIGH SCHOOL, GUTTAHALLI OUR ROLE : PRODUCERS OurShaala brings arts and design practice to schools. People and spaces in government schools and private schools benefit

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DATE : AUGUST 2016 CLIENT : EAMES OFFICE AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : PRODUCERS Jaaga DNA in collaboration with Eames Demetrios, Director of the Eames Office is , brings to life “Flyover Country”. Eames’ Kcymaerxthaere is

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DATE : JULY 2016 CLIENT : MEWS AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : CURATOR. ORGANISER. Jaaga DNA conducts a monthly series of public interactions with experts responding to key urban issues revalent to Bangalore. The event

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DATE : APRIL 2016 CLIENT : JAAGA STARTUP AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : FACILITATOR. MENTOR. In preparation for a Google Design Sprint, Jaaga DNA took selected Jaaga Startups through a user-centred design research process. Through

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DATE : APRIL 2016 CLIENT : GOETHE INSTITUT AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : CURATOR. PRODUCER. RESIDENCY HOST. An initial foray towards activating the creative impulses of the community around Wheeler Road UFO though public arts

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DATE : 12.03.2016 CLIENT : MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE & GOETHE INSTITUT AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : CURATOR & PRODUCER Jaaga has been approached by the office of Minister for Agriculture, Karnataka State Government,

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DATE : 6TH MARCH 2016 CLIENT : SAVINDER BUAL AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : FACILITATOR & VENUE PARTNER This workshop explores cinematic space and conventions with Guest Artist from the UK – Savinder Bual. In 1826,

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DATE : 06.02.2016 CLIENT : SHREYA, 9TH GRADER, CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, BANGALORE AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : FACILITATOR The group painted a mural on one of the pillars of KH Double road at

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DATE : 21.01.2016 - 26.01.2016 CLIENT : BBMP AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : PRODUCER This project was carried out in the month of January in collaboration with BBMP for the welcome

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DATE : MAY 2015 CLIENT : OREO AGENCY : CANDID MARKETING OUR ROLE : CURATION & PRODUCTION “Yellow UFO” was a community-driven project where passers-by were invited to pose in response to the idea of “play” with

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DATE : SEPTEMBER 2015 CLIENT : GOETHE INSTITUT AGENCY : BBMP OUR ROLE : CURATOR. RESIDENCY HOST. PRODUCER. Our German artist in residence, Jérôme Chazeix, assembled different media – sculpture, video, music, costume, and performance into a seamless

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DATE : 15.12.2015 CLIENT : ARCHANA PRASAD AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : EXHIBITION PARTNERS & EXPERT ADVISORY Oral histories of a neighbourhood, presented in interactive installations, project Malleshwaram Calling brought meaning to anonymous,

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DATE : 29.12.2015 TO 02.02.2016 CLIENT : LOOK AT US AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : MURAL WORKSHOP FACILITATORS Jaaga engaged with children from 9 to 16 years of age for over

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DATE : JAN 2015 CLIENT : LOWER PARK WELFARE ASSOCIATION OUR ROLE : CURATOR. PRODUCER Using the walls of the toilet block within the park as the canvas, recalling the rich history of flower markets and

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DATE : SEPT 2014 - JAN 2015 CLIENT : GOETHE-INSTITUT, BANGALORE AGENCY : JAAGA DNA - RESIDENCY OUR ROLE : PRODUCTION & HOST The Bangalore A-Z is a little limited edition notebook that combines personal takes, ideas

DATE : JUNE 2014 - DECEMBER 2014 CLIENT : BBMP, URBANE KUNSTE RUHR, BANGALORE CITY MAYOR & GOETHE INSTITUT AGENCY : KUNSTREPUBLIK & METAFORM OUR ROLE : PRODUCTION Investment Zone is a participatory art work and reality

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DATE : SEPT 2011 - FEB 2012 CLIENT : SKE GALLERY + BAR1 + 1 SHANTI ROAD GALLERY + ATTAKALARI + GALLERY SUMUKHA A Three part series of little booklets that came out of a collaboration between 6 contemporary

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CLIENT : MICROSOFT RESEARCH INDIA OUR ROLE : CREATIVE DIRECTOR We are worked in collaboration with Microsoft Research India (MSRI) to develop super-cool Hampi demo as part of the Digital Heritage project which launched in

DATE : 2012 - TO DATE BLORECREATE is a platform for urban designers, artists & makers to get together and recycle, upcycle, intervene, explore ways by which we can make the world and our

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DATE : MAY 2011 TO DATE CLIENT : DEPT. OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. GOVT. OF INDIA. OUR ROLE : TECHNICAL In collaboration with the Crafts Council of Karnataka, with funding from the Department of Science and

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DATE : SEPTEMBER 2011 CLIENT : LINA VINCENT SUNISH AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : PRODUCTION Jaaga’s Living Building packed and moved to a new location. Growing almost three times in size. The I Am

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DATE : JUNE-JULY 2011 CLIENT : HEATHER DEWEY-HAGBORG Taking forward the Enlightened Singularity theory, Jaaga Dhvani is a new work of Sound Art by New York-based artist Heather Dewey Hagborg. Jaaga Dhvani is also a

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DATE : MAY 2011 OUR ROLE : CURATOR & PRODUCER Jaaga Sound & Lights is the culmination of Jaaga’s three-month residency program with four international artists and three local artists. It is part of

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DATE : 2010 TO DATE CLIENT : SELF AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : PRODUCER Jaaga Juice is an interactive arts hacker-maker collective comprising of: Archana Prasad - Media Artist/Poet Clemence Barret - Artist/Film-maker

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DATE : MAY - JUNE 2012 CLIENT : HELLO! EARTH AGENCY : GOETHE INSTITUT - BANGALORE OUR ROLE : DIRECTION & PRODUCTION “We are here” is a project that explores the relation between virtual presence and physical

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DATE : FEB 2012 CLIENT : GOETHE INSTITUT OUR ROLE : CURATOR & PRODUCTION LEAD Graffiti painting in public space, experimental dance performance, workshops, lectures, an exhibition, video screenings and music. The Urban Avant-Garde presented contemporary

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DATE : FEB 2012 CLIENT : SWISSNEX AGENCY : VIALKA OUR ROLE : HOST & PARTNER In collaboration with Vialka and with the support of Swissnex our artists in residence – Eric Boros and Cedric Carles developed a

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DATE : 2011-2012 CLIENT : DIRECTORATE OF URBAN LAND TRANSPORT. GOVT. OF KARNATAKA AGENCY : JAAGA DNA OUR ROLE : DIRECTOR The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) in partnership with Jaaga initiated a project for Neighbourhood

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DATE : 2009 TO DATE CLIENT : ARCHANA PRASAD + FREEMAN MURRAY OUR ROLE : PALLET RACK ARTISTS Jaaga is a unique architectural experiment using palette rack shelving material to construct large-scale, multi-storied inhabitable building. To see

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DATE : 2011 CLIENT : WORLDFOODGARDENS.ORG OUR ROLE : FUNDER & COLLABORATOR Eve Sibley, Allison Kudla and a team of very talented green activists designed and implemented the Green Wall and Rooftop Gardens. Jaaga Rhenius

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DATE : APRIL 2011 CLIENT : FABIAN SIXTUS KORNER OUR ROLE : PARTNER After an intensive two-week workshop with award winning German Photographer and Designer and Jaaga Expert Collaborator Fabian Sixtus Körner, Urban Bengaluru and Jaaga

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DATE : 2010 TO DATE CLIENT : SAYTHU.COM OUR ROLE : DIRECTOR Jaaga DNA collaborated with this project primarily on the neighbourhoods of Whitefield and Malleswaram. Neighbourhood Diaries is a project on stories and histories

DATE : 2009 TO DATE CLIENT : VENKATARAMANAN ASSOCIATES OUR ROLE : CURATOR & PRODUCER Pecha Kucha, in Japanese, roughly translating to “chit-chat”, is a presentation format where experts illustrate and explain their thoughts in 20

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DATE : 2009-2011 OUR ROLE : FUNDER The Pit Stop Project is what visiting artists who come over and stay with us for a couple of weeks hack together, choreograph or compose in reaction and