The monthly Addas at Studio Nilima serve as informal forums for students to engage and interact with one another. It seeks to encourage and foster a culture of dialogue amongst students to address their issues and concerns through an integrated approach. It is a space for discussion and reflection and hopes to become a place of active engagement curated by and for the students of the city.
Conversations at these addas helps us understand the perspective of the student community which range from their views of issues on the larger socio political discourse to deeply felt everyday needs of the students community. Participants in our past two addas held on August 17 and August 25, 2019, have brought our attention to the plight of students from the north-eastern part of India. Concerns have been raised over the State grading system and the “missed opportunities” in disabling a student from the region to compete equally with their contemporaries in the rest of India. Proper disposal of garbage and lack of recycling waste in the city have also been discussed. We also screened the comedy-drama Tangerine directed by Sean Baker; which follows a transgender sex worker upon her release from jail.
Our addas will continue through the following months until December. We have some exciting things lined up! The addas are held every Sunday at the Lamb Road Office of Studio Nilima. Do join in if you are a student. For more information, reach out to our members Bonnya Boruah or Ankita Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.