The Space Without
Photo by Clinton Massar
Whether it’s women vendors occupying alternative areas to sell their wares, communities mobilising to demand their rights, or people from marginalised groups accessing public spaces on their own terms, The Space Without shines a light on how the mere engagement with a particular space can be a form of resistance in itself. Across the board, space was and is continuing to be reclaimed in similar yet fundamentally different ways.
This exhibition also contains the submissions of participants of Participatory Visual Learning: A Through Her Lens Workshop on Seeing, Understanding and Constructing the Visual, facilitated by Ruchika Gurung. While they were not asked to create their body of work with a theme in mind, most of their work addresses the themes of The Space Without directly or indirectly, showing how deeply interlinked questions of gender and access are with the lives we lead.