Salil Parekh


EyeMyth is the only Media Arts Festival in India - unique in its intersection of Indian and Global art, culture and technology. A 3-day festival which took place from November 29th to December 1st 2019, the third day, called Speculative Sunday was devoted to speculating the cultural futures of India.

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Speculative Sunday is a day devoted to hands-on workshops that visualise radical cultural futures for India, while learning new skills in Speculative Design & Design Fiction. I was in charge of the entire day of the festival, which meant planning and designing everything from production, activities, people, to food, permissions and transport. With over a 100+ attendees, the day was a success and lots of learnings were gleaned from the day.

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Avinash opening the day with an introduction to speculative design

The success of Speculative Sunday was entirely down to the team which behind the larger EyeMyth Media Arts Festival, and I was very fortunate to have gotten the opportunity to work with them to design this day.

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Attendees browsing the speculative toolkits given to them

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Kickinng off introductions with speculative job titles

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A workshop on developing and delivering Art-Design-Technology Projects of the Future by Dr. Betty Sargeant

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Edible Issues taking a workshop on the future of food in India

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Attendees signing up for workshops

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Speculative Design workshops led by Quicksand team members

The day started with ‘Bhavishya Bhojanalaya’ - a futuristic brunch curated by India’s leading food provocateur and chef Gresham Fernandes in collaboration with ‘The Good Slice’.

Next up, a unique, fast-paced co-creation workshop on ‘Speculative Design’ - an increasingly in-demand global skillset for creatives. 20 groups led by expert facilitators on a hands-on, co-creation journeys into the future of Mumbai and India in 2040.

Supported by : British Council, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Social