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BMW Guggenheim Lab Concludes Free Programs Addressing Public and Private Space in Mumbai

The BMW Guggenheim Lab has concluded six weeks of free programs and projects exploring the urban challenges and conditions of the city. The Lab, which was presented in collaboration with the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, operated at six sites throughout the city from December 9, 2012 through January 20, 2013, making programming and participatory studies available to a diverse range of audiences and communities. 23,861 visitors of all ages engaged in 165 programs over 29 days, including design projects, surveys, tours, talks, workshops, and film screenings. Mumbai was the third stop for the mobile project, following presentations in New York and Berlin.

Heart of Mumbai design project aims to forge connections between large-scale and local infrastructures, between North and South Mumbai

The Lab’s programs were conceived by Mumbai Lab Team members Aisha Dasgupta, Neville Mars, Trupti Amritwar Vaitla, and Héctor Zamora, together with Guggenheim curator David van der Leer and curatorial assistant Stephanie Kwai, and developed with locally based program consultants Swati Abhijit, Sourav Biswas, Vikram Doctor, Naresh Fernandes, Ammar Mahimwalla, Alisha Sadikot, Surabhi Sharma, and Pooja Warier, along with Paris-based program consultant Aaron Pereira. –

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