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Mapping Dis/placement

Nidhi Khurana
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

With reference to the idea of mapping in the broadest sense of the word, I attempt to place the human within nature. In Dis/placement I study the flora of a region, in conversation with the architecture and history of the place through its maps. My maps are invented, fictional landscapes that facilitate new ways of seeing the world. I explore through my work the experience of a place; the layers of history, memory and association that places create in each of us. I have always been intrigued by the different kinds of histories that a particular site presents. Over a period of time, physical spaces evolve into sites for exploration and provide an opportunity for first-hand mapping to take place. The dislocation enables exchange, and a closer look at the conditions that make life possible. It allows a deeper reflection on the human condition and our relationship to the natural world.

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