CAST OUT LOUD: The Image and Public Histories with NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati

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Wednesday 11 September 2019

RMIT University, Building 12, Level 5, Room 2
402 Swanston Street, Melbourne

NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati lives in Kathmandu, Nepal and works at the intersections of visual storytelling, research, pedagogy, and collective action. In 2007, she co-founded; a platform that facilitates learning, exhibition making, and publishing opportunities for Nepali photographers that is working in increasingly trans-disciplinary ways. In 2011, she co-founded Nepal Picture Library; a digital archiving initiative that works towards diversifying Nepali social and cultural history, by centering the histories of women, Dalit, Madhesi, Indigenous and queer people. NayanTara is also the co-founder and Festival Director of Photo Kathmandu, an international festival that takes place in Kathmandu every two years. At present, NayanTara is co-facilitating a year-long seminar series called Imperfect Solidarities which inquires into the intricate and imperfect workings of solidarity building and collective action within the feminist and other movements in Nepal. Among other projects, she is also working towards the fourth edition of Photo Kathmandu which is due to take place in December 2020.

NayanTara’s visit is supported by the Social Practice concentration of CAST and the DCP ECP.

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Photo: Sagar Chhetri