Sarai, the new media initiative in Delhi is a non-commercial space for an imaginative reconstitution of urban public culture, new/old media practice & research, and critical cultural intervention.
Inaugurated in february 2001, Saraï is a well equiped space where scholars, filmmakers, free software programmers, video artists and web designers, media activists and media theorists can gather and collaborate across disciplines, styles, specializations and culture.
Among its numerous objectives Sarai’s aims :
to become an engaged and integral part of contemporary urban culture within the city of Delhi.
to foster interdisciplinary research on urban culture & politics and media history & practice.
to create contexts for collaboration between practicionners & scholars.
to enable and empower non-elite and neighborhood media practitioners with new skills through workshops and collaborative activities.
to establish a network of new/old media activists.
to function as a centre for creating and exhibiting original work.
to curate exhibitions, support the creation & exhibition of new multi-media works, films and performances.
to work towards the creation of an independent community radio broadcasting culture.
Former use : new building
Owner of the building : the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
Cyber room / Multimedia space
Art gallery / exhibition space
Ressource center, specialised liberary
Social and artistic disciplines
Media Research & Theory, Mediapractice, Media history
Free software Development, Web Based Practices
Multimedia & DigitalArt
Workshop & seminars
Lecture / Talks / Presentation
Advocay & Education
Filmvideo / multimedia screenings
Archive & Database
New Media & Language in South Asia
Urban history, Culture & Politics
Daniel Langlois Fondation
International Exchange & Collaboration Programme