We are a curatorial space for feminist bodies and experiences.
We create and offer art-based programs to facilitate exploration, reflection, and dialogue in a safe and creative space. We collaborate with artists and experts across genres of performance, visual and literary arts to design projects, workshops and events. Our programs explore themes of self and identity, love and intimacy, trust and vulnerability, power and oppression, at personal and community levels.
We are an inclusive, accessible, and anti-oppressive space.
We believe in the potential of art as a means for growth, healing and empowerment. Our bodies hold and carry wisdom, emotions, and experiences beyond our intellectual understandings. Our vision is to harness the power of art to access this embodied and tacit knowledge, and to elevate our understanding of ourselves and our worlds.
Supriya Rakesh is a writer, researcher and facilitator with a PhD from IIM Bangalore, India. Her fiction explores themes of identity, relatedness, and transition; and has been published in Kitaab, Setu and Borderless magazines.
She is trained in interactive theatre techniques like Improv, Playback, Psychodrama, and Theatre of the Oppressed. She has performed at community and organizational spaces and adopted theatre in her workshops and courses. As Visiting Faculty at TISS Mumbai, she teaches a course on Art and Organizational Development.
As the Program Director of ang(st) spaces, she will create, design, and facilitate events. She is interested in developing an art-based pedagogy for reflexive and experiential learning.
Aishwarya Javalgekar is a feminist writer and researcher with a MA in English (Public Texts) from Trent University, Canada. She is interested in narratives and storytelling through language, music, and movement.
She is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of ang(st) and an Editorial Assistant at Bound. She explores identity, mental health, and the body through her fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her recent work appears in Rigorous and Ayaskala magazines. She is trained in classical music, dance, and Object Theatre, and Psychodrama.
At ang(st) spaces, she will provide support through promotions and community outreach. She is interested in promoting feminist learning and creating safe queer-friendly spaces.
Read her article on being empowered through bellydancing here.
For details on forthcoming projects and potential collaborations, get in touch with us here.