Interface, the Academic Forum, is the medium through which students across disciplines share, discuss, and debate their ideas and concepts. We feel it is important to have a space where inter-disciplinary interaction enhances the quality and increases the scope of discussion. The issues Interface takes up range from what we consider ‘mundane’ experiences of everyday life to those considered traditionally important. The medium through which this is conducted is wide. Ranging from talks and panel discussions by prominent academicians and journalists, we have also had students host discussions which we feel can facilitate as much interaction and learning. Interface hosts movie screenings, workshops, slam poetry performances, heritage walks, installation exhibitions curated and created by students.
Creating spaces where open discussion and dialogue is possible has become a difficult but necessary task especially today. We hope to create a space where students feel free to express dissent in a constructive manner, to go beyond acceptable discursive boundaries, to question the categorisation of the ‘other’, norms that dictate ‘right’, ‘wrong’ , a 'taboo', and what makes it such.
Coordinator : Mahashweta Mahiyaria, Disha Trivedi, Sravya V
Staff Advisors : Leslie K Kumar, Priya Kumari