The Mumbai we see today has been wrestled from the sea through various reclamation projects. During our workshop #MappingBombay, we go back in time to look at the evolution of the city through maps and artwork. We will attempt to glean what might’ve been happening when the city was being created.
The workshop will be divided into two parts. We will look through rare maps from the collection of the India Visual Art Archive and analyze maps from the 18th and 19th century, which show the evolution of Bombay harbour. We will review maps of the 20th century, and how the city and its perception changed over the decades. Participants will create their own maps with hills, monuments, places of worship, streets, homes and other facets. A free reprint shall be given to the most imaginative and interesting (not necessarily accurate) entry.
About the trainer:
Mrinal Kapadia is the founder of the India Visual Art Archive, a collection of antique art and images. The archive is focused on colonial works from the erstwhile Bombay Presidency. Kapadia was always interested in History & Archaeology and has completed a minor degree in Classical European Archaeology at the University of Michigan. After a short stint as a business management consultant, he is now involved across different business verticals including Film Production.