Performing Citizenship: politics, tactics and adivasi rights

  • Johnston, Caleb (Principal Investigator)

Project Details


Funded by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), this project translates scholarly research into a performance-installation project co-written with Dakxin Bajrange, a Chhara playwright and artistic director of Budhan Theatre, a street theatre company based in the city of Ahmedbad, India. Together, we conducted interviews in his community, which were then transformed into a site-specific documentary or testimonial theatre script modelled around the motif of the ‘guided tour’, wherein audience members are led on a walking tour of Chharanagar where they encounter various staged testimonies. This research assesses the possibilities (and challenges) of collaboration in a post-colonial, trans-cultural exchange; the development of innovative research practices in human geography; and the potential of performance to expand the terrain of public debate in Ahmedabad.
Effective start/end date4/09/1215/05/13


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