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RCA X Serendipity Arts Foundation, India, launches arts-hackathon

The Royal College of Art is excited to team up with the Serendipity Arts Foundation & Festival (SAF) and their effort to build an all-new unique cultural centre in Delhi, India.

Freedom from Fear by Mayco Naing as a part of Look, Stranger! Curated by Rahaab Allana
Freedom from Fear by Mayco Naing as a part of Look, Stranger! Curated by Rahaab Allana
The Challenge 

RCA students are invited to help shape this new venue, its mission and placemaking by taking part in the Confluence Ideathon 2021, an arts hackathon that addresses problems related to the creation of a museum and cultural centre that brings together performing, visual, culinary, film and literary practices in the arts.

The Confluence Ideathon is a global hackathon created to help address problems related to the creation of this world class arts facility.

The focus is to find answers to questions that impact different kinds of visitor experiences and resource-use, such as accessibility, inclusion, sustainability, and enjoyment in experiencing the arts.

Students can find all details and submit their ideas at Confluence Ideathon in any or several of the following categories of thought:

●  Arts x Design for the Future

●  Arts x Business Models

●  Arts x Social Behaviours

●  Arts x Environment

●  Arts x Technology

The best and the most creative ideas and solutions will be rewarded with prizes on February 28 2021. The top winners also get an opportunity to implement their ideas.

Once Upon A Time, Curated By Mayuri Upadhya for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2019
Once Upon A Time, Curated By Mayuri Upadhya for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2019

Serendipity Art Foundation 

SAF, who are behind the event,  is one of the largest multi-disciplinary arts initiatives in the South Asian region. It spans the visual, performing and culinary arts, whilst exploring genres with film, live arts, literature and fashion. 

The foundation uses the arts as a means to impact education, social initiatives and community development programmes, while exploring interdisciplinarity between the arts to better understand the shared histories of the subcontinent.

The vision is to create a new vibrant living and breathing space that brings together traditional and contemporary arts and technologies of India and the world to bring about change in society while documenting history through interdisciplinary practices.


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