About Us

Art in Transit is a multifaceted public art initiative facilitated by the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Recognizing the rapid pace of growth, movement, and development in the Bangalore metropolis, Art in Transit generates a stimulating dialogue between people and the urban spaces that they inhabit. This composite discourse instigates an extensive range of meaningful, pertinent and pervasive artistic interventions in spaces of transience. The project creates a dynamic platform for diverse voices in contemporary public art practice to converge within the rich and resonant urban context of Bangalore.

At present, Art in Transit is consummating a momentous unifying collaborative public art project that connects the sister-silicon-cities of Bangalore and San Francisco. This synergetic arts exchange links the Civic Center BART Station in San Francisco and the Cubbon Park Metro Station in Bangalore, through a curated consolidation of event-based performance, art, design, and technological interventions.

Philosophy

Art in Transit is, at its very core, an educational undertaking that equips students and creative practitioners with the opportunity for a comprehensive, sustained engagement with the city of Bangalore. The project explores the pivotal inquiry of what the city was, is, and what it hopes to be. The dynamic venture facilitates integral conversations around a diversity of perspectives of vision, interface and experience of the City.

In this age of exchange, aspiration, connection, and belonging, what becomes of the specificity of place and the everyday story?

What is the imprint bequeathed to the City amidst the concurrent reflection of its past, the retention of its present and the renewal of its future? Within this ephemeral and transitory endeavor, there are two fundamental overriding factors that frame our engagement with the Metro transit system and the city of Bangalore:

First, each station is distinct and specific to its location. It exists within a community of people, and its presence permeates the contextual vicinity, unlike a flyover that merely passes through. This locative nature is paramount to the project.

Second, the metro is a symbol of a complex middle ground. The metro in Bangalore is complicit in environmental damage and the displacement of communities on one hand, and yet is an effective and efficient public transportation system on the other. The metro is a ripe contradiction within the city and offers an opportunity for exploration of place beyond similar binaries such as value and impact, activism and gentrification, and ephemeral and archival.

Our Team

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Dustin Salazar

CEO

Raymond Atkins

DESIGNER

Philip Phelps

DESIGNER

Benjamin Meyer

Manager

Marcus Chambers

MANAGER

Barry Rose

MANAGER

Who we work for

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