EP 148 . 06 Nov 19

Art walk and talk

With Alisha Sadikot

In the episode

  • AS: How do you define urban history? What are the various parameters that constitute “Urban”?
  • AS: How and why is History important? How does it help to reflect on what are we doing?
  • AS: Do you have any subtext while doing these walks? Do you feel it’s needed? What are your thoughts about it?
  • FV: What has been a BFT contribution in creating heritage structures. In one of your articles online, I read that it was also a preferred choice for Maharajas. Can you share some insight into that?
  • AS: In one of your articles online you mentioned – “No two walks are the same, even though the route could be.” Can you please elaborate?
  • AS & FV: On your walks, you must be having a lot of buildings and spaces from South Mumbai. Can you tell us any peculiar things about the floorings? – Since we are doing this with BFT, I have this genuine plug to know, what is the contribution of BFT in these century-old buildings of Mumbai?
  • AS: Is there any template or pattern which has emerged out of your practice which can be used by others to start these kinds of tours in their cities and villages. I am sure Kochi, Varanasi, and many other cities will have a great history and mythology? Does Mumbai have any mythology?

About Alisha Sadikot

Alisha is an independent museum and heritage learning professional instigating critical and creative public engagement with urban histories, art, museum collections, and heritage spaces in Mumbai. Her practice, through the Inheritance Project (founded 2011), focuses on educational, family, specialist, and other groups from the city.