The project intends to combine shadow puppetry and digital fabrication tools to understand and decode the neighborhood of Ulsoor from the perspective of children. The project is housed at Workbench Projects, ‘a makerspace’. The space offers new age digital technology including laser cutting, 3D Printing, digital fabrication etc. The idea is to create a shadow puppet play about the Ulsoor neighborhood by using the technological skills that the students will learn over the course of the project.
One aspect of the project is skill based where students learn basic concepts of physics, electronics and computers to work on softwares and digital fabrication tools. The second aspect is socio-cultural understanding of the neighborhood through walks guided by historians and children themselves and reflecting on the lived experiences in a personal diary.
About the artist:
Anupama Gowda is the CEO and Founder of Workbench Projects, a ‘maker’ space located under the Ulsoor metro station. By offering tools, training and courses, WP aims to democratize digital fabrication tools and explore intersections between art and technology.