Workshops and Courses

Conversations on Hope (Academic-ish X Bibliotherapy)

29th August - 26th September 2020

Conducted in collaboration with Apurupa Vatsalya who is a sex educator and a mental-health first-aider. Conversations on Hope consisted of one open session followed by a 7-week structured course on the Politics of Hope in a therapeutic, theory-informed, locally contextual, and shared safe space.

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DATA Feminism | Equity | Intersectionality (Academic-ish X Sakthisree)

9th January - 30th January 2021

Conducted in collaboration with Sakthisree, a professional Machine Learning engineer who is passionate about data equity and intersectional feminism. This course consisted of one open workshop followed by a 4-week structured course on the issues of data bias, data tools, and the principles of data feminism in the context of the Global South. 

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Urban Foraging: Reclaiming Foodscapes (Academic-ish X Shruti Tharayil)

20th and 27th February 2021

Conducted in collaboration with Shruti Tharayil, a self-taught herbalist and founder of Forgotten Greens and Unlearning Ashram. This was a two-part experiential workshop where the participants were encouraged to explore issues of urban foraging, decolonising knowledge systems, and rewilding our ecosystems and diets.

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Filming Sex Work in India (Academic-ish X Jo)

20th March - 1st May 2021

Conducted in collaboration with Jo (@karmicdev), a PhD candidate at SOAS, London whose work has focused on Trans/Queer Advocacy and Sex Work movements in India. This was a 7-week online workshop series, where each session included the screening of several documentary films that have been made on sex work and related industries in India, followed by moderated discussions.

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Going Zero Waste! An Experiential Workshop (Academic-ish x Lalita)

29th August 2021

Conducted in collaboration with T. Lalita, a Zero Waste practitioner, this workshop was about the Zero Waste movement, tips on how to practice it in daily life, and answers to questions on sustainable methods of disposal. The workshop's format was interactive and activity-based, with a strong emphasis on social and environmental justice, anti-caste movement, the political economy of waste, and waste-pickers' livelihoods.

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How To: Build a Feminist Internet (Academic-ish x Riddhima)

30th July - 27th August 2022

Conducted in collaboration with Riddhima Sharma, doctoral candidate working on feminist theory and digital media, this five-week online course enabled participants to understand how feminist movements use social media platforms, discuss the challenges that activists face in using the internet, journey through the histories of online feminist social justice engagements, and work together to critically examine how social media activism works through a practical assignment on building their own feminist social media campaign.

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