2020 | 11 June, Collaborating for the return of Public Spaces
Presented by ACRI Bengaluru
11 June, 2020 | 5.00 - 6.00 pm | Webinar
ACRI Bengaluru Chapter hosted the The Collective of Spaces for Arts & Culture for an online webinar to talk about collaborating for the return of cultural spaces to operational mode in the city of Bengaluru. The session was a conversation between representatives of the collective - V Ravichandar (Hon. Director, Bangalore International Center) and Arundhati Nag (Founder, Ranga Shankara) with chapter host Dipti Rao. The session explored some of the initiatives of the collective which came together in response to fighting COVID-19. One such initative by the collective was the creation of standard operation procedures and guidelines for venues across the city who are trying to reopen in view of the new relaxed lockdown measures and government regulations. The panelists emphasised how the collective was created as a knowledge and resource sharing space and how initiatives like these are required for the sustenance of cultural spaces across multiple cities in India.
The attendees who participated in the session, many of them owners of cultural spaces, were encouraged to open up their venues by first thoroughly assessing the risks and taking maximum precautionary measures to keep public health and safety at fore. The session ended on a positive note with participants proactively sharing resources with each other to see the pandemic through.