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Sensing Stories

  Dholavira, Gujarat, India

Sensing Stories is based on exploring by living through the multiple pathways of co-creating on the historical landscape of Dholavira: A Harappan City of Indus Valley Civilization surrounded by the beautiful white salt desert in the Rann of Kutch. The chronology of this journey dates back to where we, as a civilization started a very long time ago. The courses here would take shape across mobile living cultures with the diversely unique essence and authentic stories of individuals. Architects, Climate change activists, Archeologists, Designers, Performance Artists, Photographers, Musicians will share our learning space in Dholavira to bring an empathetic and imaginative experience of co-living.

Sensing Stories: The Concept

How do we reimagine history? How do we breathe life into a story? When the environment around us triggers our senses and opens us to new thoughts, feelings and possibilities, something magical touches us. This explorative excursion is about taking those steps which will unravel unique stories within you and around you. This space time fabric of the 5-day long program is aimed at engaging with a keen attention on one’s aurial senses informed by surrounding influences. One has to sense, observe and see the emergence of the sound that braces oneself during the discourses. Certain techniques in the form of workshop/activities/guidelines will equip the attendees with the required knowledge, acting like a torch to pass through this tunnel of the unknown. There are three central practices with which the world will revolve in this immersion, that is intention, attention and breathing. All experiences will become insight, and therefore emerge with a medium of expression. These mediums could be suchlike a sound compilation, a sensory cuisine, an elementary installation procured from nature, a moving poetry using body parts, a visual poetry using film and that which one’s spontaneity calls for. The key is believing, sharing, grounding and retrospective introspection which will unlock the spells of the past and the present for an essential living. The wonder of arriving at a space in time like this would be like tapping the dance floor of ancient times.

Where are we going

S O M E W H E R E Where the Flamingos Dine. Dholavira is one of the five largest Harappan sites and most prominent archaeological sites in India belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. It is also considered as having been the grandest of cities of its time. It is located on Khadir bet island in the Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary in the Great Rann of Kutch.

Comfortable Camping
Local Meals
Covid Safety
Pickup from Nearest Town
  Schedule
To be announced
  Cost
Rs 21000/- + GST
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15 Participants Only

Have Questions?

How do I join the Unheard Unseen community?
Our community is curated to create the best experience for every individual in each program and hence, it is an invite-only community. You can join if a community member has invited you or you can apply for an invitation here.
What if I can’t join in the dates displayed here?
Unheard Unseen is a series of learning expeditions that happen in multiple locations and dates throughout the year. You can apply for an invite and join us for the next expedition that’s suitable for you.
Is this a residency project?
Yes, this is a residential program designed to nourish your exploratory and collaborative self. We take care of the stay and food throughout the entire program. All you need to do is show up and be fully present.
What is the cancellation policy?
Your appointments and well-being are very important to us. In case of cancelation of the program due to unforeseen circumstances, we will refund 100% of the program fee.

We plan and curate every experience with utmost care and love before you arrive. We understand that sometimes, unexpected delays can occur, making schedule adjustments. Any cancellation or reschedule by the participant made less than 10 days before the start of their journey will result in cancelation charges of 50% of the program fee and cancelations made less that 72 hours before the journey will encumber charges of 80% of the program fee.
Any important points to note?
It is important that all our participants travel responsibly and respect the surroundings and communities they will be living with during the course of the program.

Are you one of us?

This is an expedition of like-hearted-playful-thinkers who believe that indulging in multidisciplinary learning frameworks, experimental research and alternative pedagogies will strengthen our approaches to perceptivity such that we could collectively recreate our own meaning of love and romance in life.

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