SIDE – a new initiative by Pearl Academy is an organic community space for students, educators and practitioners from all disciplines. To explore, self-learn and bring about new possibilities by collective experiments. SIDE is located on the Pearl Academy’s Kukas based campus in Jaipur. It will witness a continuous series of 2 to 8 weeks of residencies, workshops, research fellowships and publications among other activities where national and international practitioners from multiple disciplines shall be a part of it. Starting with its first residency of 2 weeks at the campus currently, SIDE marks its beginning and shall continue in the coming year with various activities.
SIDE is organized in a way that students form organic connections with resident practitioners learn, unlearn and grow. SIDE engages with students in different roles as apprentices, participants as well as organizers for different programs.
“SIDE is Pearl Academy’s new initiative to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of our students by involving them in various activities planned and executed by the invited creative personalities of this residency. They help Pearlites to explore their inner self and open their minds to a world which was not familiar to the students earlier. It’s beyond the routine academic studies and interests students. We have just begun this and we look forward to some interesting residencies in the coming future.” says Dr. Veena Dutta, Director-Pearl Academy, Jaipur.
The first residency SIDE is culminating today with ‘Open Day’ where all the Pearlites, who were engaged through formal as well as informal group activities with the resident practitioners as well as other invited participants during the residency, showcased their work/outcome of the 2 weeks to the masses.
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