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Research Fellowship Opportunity

We invite applications for a research fellow to work with Professor Conor Walsh at the Harvard Biodesign Lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University in collaboration with the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute.

Trauma and Memory: Healing Through Art

Earlier this month, Kabi Raj Lama spoke at the Lalit Kala Akademi, India's national academy of arts. His talk, entitled 'Trauma and Memory: Healing through Art', retraced his life story; he spoke of art, natural disasters and mental health. The event followed a 3-day workshop on stone lithography with the artist and students at the Akademi. 

New Paper: Look/Act East Policy, Roads and Market Infrastructure in North-East India

The Mittal Institute's Arvind Raghunathan and Sribala Subramanian South Asia Visiting Fellow for 2017/18, Dr. Raile Rocky Ziipao, has published a new paper in Strategic Analysis Journal, which "argues that the new national road infrastructure bypasses the local economy, and posits the need to link rural infrastructure—especially connectivity and local markets—with regional, national and international markets."

Visiting Artist Fellows 2018/19: Aman Kaleem, Filmmaker

Aman Kaleem, a Delhi-based filmmaker, is one of the four South Asian artists selected as 2018/19 Visiting Fellows at The Mittal Institute. At Harvard, she will explore the use of new visual technologies to create films that are truly immersive experiences.

A Focus On Tribal Issues In India : Meet The Mittal Institute’s New Fellow

"It's a big leap for me, personally and professionally, and the fellowship was unexpected. But in the first few days here, I have already felt the exciting academic and intellectual atmosphere. The issues that I touch upon in my own work are very much global in nature. There is a lot to learn from other parts of the world. I can listen, share my ideas and fully participate in the academic exchange."

Visiting Artist Profile: Imran Channa

2018 Visiting Artist Imran Channa is a contemporary artist from Pakistan. His art practice interrogates the intersection between power and knowledge. Channa’s primary focus is on the documentation and dissemination of historical narratives and events. He explores how fabricated narratives can override our collective memory to shape individual and social consciousness and alter human responses. In this interview, we discuss how he first became interested in installation artwork and the benefits of making art abroad.

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