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FICA is pleased to announce its next initiative at Project_Space

Torchlight Journal - An Argument for Bookish Love

September 6 - October 25, 2019

FICA Reading Room
F-213/E-2, 2nd Floor, Old Mehrauli-Badarpur Road,
Lado Sarai, New Delhi 110030

Watch this space for updates on this collaboration! We will be updating you with a full schedule of events, performances, workshops, and more.

The FICA Reading Room invites Torchlight, an online journal, to inhabit Project_Space through September and October 2019, and make their compelling case for libraries and books. Looking at the world through a readerly lens, Torchlight is a multi-media project that celebrates the pleasures of reading and the ways in which the many forms of the written word allow one to grow, learn and embrace new experiences.

Through this collaboration, FICA and Torchlight look forward to engaging with individuals and other initiatives working with books and libraries, and with writers and readers as well - inviting responses, reflections and conversation. Across its 10 issues, the journal has brought together a wide variety of thought on the relationships we forge with books and spaces of reading, while also exploring the manner in which the way we read has evolved with changes in form and technology.

Torchlight Journal @ Project_Space is a showcase of their archive of essays, poetry, comics, art and inventions, through an interactive display, performances, interventions, workshops and more.


About Torchlight

Torchlight: A Journal of Libraries and Bookish Love is a multi-media project that looks at the world through the lens of libraries and books. It emerged from a hope and fervent desire to create a space for nuanced, multi-disciplinary responses to the domain of the Library in India. Torchlight is held together, and afloat, by a loose collective of library educators and assorted book lovers, dedicated to preserving the spirit of free thought and the intense pleasure present in the act of reading. The hope is to read the word—and the world, together.
Visit them on their website.

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Opening Event | 6 September 2019, 5:30 PM
Library Love: Possibilities and Challenges
A panel discussion with Amrita Patwardhan, Mridula Koshy, Paro Anand & Sujata Noronha

For the opening of the exhibition display, we are delighted to have a panel discussion, Library Love: Possibilities and Challenges, where Amrita Patwardhan, Mridula Koshy, and Dalbir Madan will be in conversation with Sujata Noronha, highlighting the paradigms that libraries occupy in our present.