Team

FOUNDERS

ARCHANA PRASAD –  visual artist by training and the founder of Jaaga places Archana in a unique artist-activist role. She works towards building a stronger art community and positively impacting public perception of art, artists and art-practices. Poetry Across Borders which she set-up is her way of linking to various cities through art and culture. She holds a Bachelors in Painting and a Masters in Art History from CKP and a Masters in Animation from NID.

KRUPA RAJANGAM –  Krupa Rajangam is a Conservation Architect and PhD Scholar with particular interest in the role of communities in conservation. She is the Lead – Community Engagement & Research at Saythu.

As one of her community engaged initiatives, she hopes Neighbourhood Diaries will tie in well with ‘Nakshay‘ – where communities map their (local) heritage. Both are meant to create and raise awareness of local heritage through use of technology.

COLLABORATORS

CLEMENCE BARRET
We have Clemence b. t.d. Barret on board as our preferred film-maker for the Diaries. She is a French artist and filmmaker and has made many documentaries for French TV Channels as Canal + and Arte. She started her collaboration with Jaaga in late 2010 as an artist in residence and created an installation called “Miss miss hop o’ & friends” about nomadism.

JOOLS TURREL
Jools is a theatre, movie, and media student from Vienna, Austria. Born in London, England, raised in Ulm, Germany, and with a second home in Cape Town, South Africa. She worked with Jaaga as a Media Intern. During the course of her three-month internship she made Malleswaram People Portraits.

NIKHIL IYER
Nikhil is a film-maker, musician and teacher. He filmed the first instalment of our Fraser Tow Diaries chapter.

ANNA MADAN KUMAR
Anna’s background is in public health policy. She is personally interested in community engaged projects and joined Neighbourhood Diaries to help research Fraser Town Diaries.

JUNAID RIZVI
Junaid interned with us as a research assistant. He assisted on field and archival research related to Fraser Town Diaries.

KIRAN D
Kiran helps with event tech support…and moral support in moments of crisis

SHEKAR Y MOHAN
Shekar helps with interview transliteration for our films and handles all of our event logistics