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Residencies at URU aims to facilitate transdisciplinary research and be a space that encourages artists, musicians, writers, and philosophers to experiment creatively.

August 2017 - November 2017

A photographer with over seven years of experience. Specialized in architectural photography and has a special interest in documenting local cultures and traditions. Over the photography career, pictures have been published in various national magazines and have worked with renowned photographers during multiple projects. From Himalayas in the north to Thiruvannamalai in the south, traveled extensively across the country reflecting on architectural marvels while unearthing traditional roots of diverse locale through photography and film. Director of award winning documentaries and short films on social themes. Worked as Assistant Director and Assistant Screenwriter for award winning Malayalam feature films and is a member of Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA).

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August 2017 – October 2017

Roshan Chhabria holds a B.V.A. (Painting with Gold medal) (2011) and an M.V.A.(Painting) (2013) in from Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU), Baroda, Gujarat. This prolific young artist received the Gujarat Lalit Kala Award (2008) and the Nasreen Mohamedi Scholarship (2009-2010) and has participated in residency programs in Chennai, Mysore and Baroda. In 2013, Roshan participated in the group show DIVER-CITIES II at Latitude 28, New Delhi and TraditionsTransformation at Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium. His solo show opened October 2013 at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India. The artist lives and works in Baroda, India.

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 Led by Prof. Sanil V

June 16 - 21, 2017

The residency is intended as an intimate space for exploration outside the protocols of academic life. The idea is to enable a convivial gathering, of 10 - 15 people, to have an intense involvement with philosophical thinking. Beyond the confines of a specific agenda, the residency will look at how to pursue relentless erudition while remaining an amateur, cultivating and sustaining thinking as an in-disciplinary intensity, and how we engage with classical texts today.

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July 2016 - September 2017

OLAM is a thought, expected to expand constantly. The group came together in 2016 on the streets and the rapidly changing neighbourhoods of Mattancherry and Fort Kochi. Rooted in the landscapes of Kochi, OLAM’s music is described as "progressive instrumental". OLAM has been in residency for nearly a year developing their own music. Currently, OLAM is hard at work writing and producing new music for their debut performance in 2017. Syam N pai/ Guitar, Arun S Kumar/ Drum, Ajoy Jose/ Keyboard, Manu Ajayan/ Bass Guitar.

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July 2016 - March 2017

K P Reji is a contemporary Indian artist best known for his oil and watercolour paintings. KP Reji completed his BFA and MFA in painting from MS University in Baroda. K P Reji was in the Residency at URU for 8 months and produced a series of paintings that explored the intimate assemblage of the personal, social, and political.

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