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First CACIM Colloquium

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First CACIM Colloquium

The First Colloquium was organised in November 2005 at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi with a select list of invitees and potential CACIM Fellows.


AGENDA

Monday, November 14 2005

6 pm : Consultation begins

  • Welcome and Introduction to meeting
  • Self-introductions, discussion of experience
  • Discussion and finalisation of design and agenda for the next day
  • Dance presentation / poetry reading / film presentation, and discussion

8 pm : Dinner / The night sky…

Tuesday, November 15 2005

9 am Session 1 : Organisational Culture and Structure – and Strategy

A brief presentation of present activities and of plans and projects at CACIM; then :

  • The question of CACIM as a hub within networks
  • The question of CACIM as fellowship and solidarity
  • The question of CACIM as open space
  • The potential of CACIM as a space for fundamental research and exchange on ‘movement’
  • The question of the praxis of CACIM’s relationship with movement and with movements
  • The relationship of CACIM with structural disprivilege
  • CACIM’s position on armed movements and non-violence
  • The principles that CACIM has so far declared that it stands for :

… criticality, transnationalism and transcommunality, and engagement – and at all times, and in many ways, a focus on movement. a focus on critical reflection and thought, and a spirit of self-reflexivity; critical action; and critical pedagogy. CACIM’s work will also be based on and informed by the interrelated principles of voluntarism, mutual aid, and solidarity. … although based in one country, it will be transnationalist, ‘global’, and open in spirit and concern. It will be both independent and autonomous and also interdependent.

11 am Session 2 : Strategies and Cultures of ‘Movement’

1 pm : Lunch

2 pm Session 3 : Information Culture Technology

4 pm Session 4 : Building Bridges

6 pm Concluding session : Landscapes, horizons, and perspectives… and fellowship

7:30 pm : Meeting ends

8 pm : Departure


Notes circulated

Madhuresh Kumar & Subramanya Sastry, November 2005 – ‘Connecting Societies, Building Bridges: Information, Culture, Technology – ICT Redefined’. A discussion note

Jai Sen, November 2005 – ‘Strategies and Cultures of Movement : Some preliminary thoughts, for discussion’

Jai Sen, December 2003 – ‘Building Bridges : A Note towards meeting at the WSF at Mumbai’


THE INVITEES

People Present

  • Bhargavi, (ESG), Bangalore
  • Jai Sen, CACIM, New Delhi
  • Kalyani Menon Sen (Jagori), New Delhi (for November 14 only)
  • Kishan Kaljayee, writer, New Delhi
  • Leo Saldanha (ESG), environmentalist, Bangalore
  • Madhuresh Kumar, CACIM, New Delhi
  • Manju Menon, (Kalpavriksh), environmentalist, Pune
  • Pradeep Sharma, Accounts and Administrative Executive, New Delhi
  • Sanjib Baruah, CACIM, New Delhi
  • Sebastian Rodrigues, CACIM, New Delhi

[Note : Everyone was invited and attended in their individual and personal capacity, Organisational names given in brackets are only for the purposes of identification.]

Invited but couldn’t attend

  • Amar Kanwar, filmmaker, New Delhi
  • Anand Kumar (JNU), sociologist, New Delhi
  • Anita Ghai (Delhi University), disability rights activist, New Delhi
  • Arvind Nair (A K Nair & Co), chartered accountant, New Delhi
  • Dinesh, T B, (Servelots), IT engineer, Bangalore
  • Kavita Srivastava, human rights activist, Jaipur
  • Maya Krishna Rao, dance-theatre activist, New Delhi
  • Mukul Mangalik (Delhi University), history teacher, New Delhi
  • Nivedita Menon (Delhi University), political scientist, New Delhi
  • Pramada Menon (CREA), sexual rights activist, New Delhi
  • Prashant Bhushan, legal activist, New Delhi
  • Purushottam Agrawal (JNU), philosopher and teacher, New Delhi
  • Sadanand Menon, choreographer, Chennai
  • Subbu / Subramanya Sastry, IT engineer, Bangalore
  • Sundar Chaterji, communications specialist, Chennai
  • Taran Khan, filmmaker, Mumbai and Aligarh
  • Urvashi Butalia (Zubaan), publisher and writer, New Delhi

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