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SMI Live: Social Listening

27th January 2023 @ 10:00 am - 28th January 2023 @ 6:00 pm

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SMI Live

27-28 Jan 2023
Bengaluru, India


A multitude of art and design projects in collaboration with local and international artists from Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design & Technology.


SMI Live celebrates the work from the Srishti Interim, an annual month-long event where students from the Srishti undergraduate program work intensively alongside contemporary artists from around the world. This years artists include CRiSAP PhD researcher Hannah Kemp-Welch who has been leading the project Social Listening that will be exhibited at SMI Live. The Interim is a vibrant, transdisciplinary space that mediates the worlds of arts, design, performances and sciences. Students explore multi-layered world-views, emerging technologies and different cultural syntheses to create, produce and present a diverse range of projects that echo the pulse of the current art world.


Social Listening

Project led by artist Hannah Kemp-Welch

Faculty support by Swaroop Vijay Sardeshmukh

Student Particiapnts: Adhavan Mohana Sivaraj / Ananya Shenoy / Jyostna Shiv Ganesh / Ujaan Majumdar / Patel Parth Nilesh / Piyush Singh / Sanaa Rakesh Mangalore / Shaurya Rawal / Vismaya Ashok khatokar / George Panicker / Vedika Seth

What can you learn about Yelahanka through listening? This project borrows protocols for listening from sound art practice, for use as methodologies for socially-engaged arts. ‘Social listening’ is proposed as an essential starting point for work that seeks to initiate social dialogue. During this project, students listened together and separately, comparing experiences and examining their ‘listening positionalities’. Devising group agreements for collaborative working and ethical research practices, students considered how they might use artistic practice to connect to concerns in the neighbourhood. This process has resulted in three proposals for community-based projects.

Read more about the Social Listening project


Visit SMI live on:

  • Friday 27 Jan 2023 at Yellelu Yelli: SFS Colony, Yelahanaka, 10-6pm.
  • Saturday 28 Jan 2023 at The Festival of Ideas: MAHE Campus, 10-6pm


Read more about SMI Live and the Interim, and see the exhibition poster for more details.


27th January 2023 @ 10:00 am
28th January 2023 @ 6:00 pm




Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
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