in the framework of the exhibition "Critical Zones", Topic:Permaculture
The roots of our current climate crisis go back to us stumbling upon agriculture. Agriculture allowed us to have a hold over resources in the critical zone of this planet which was unimaginable to our species before. To undo this do we need to go back to the hunter-gatherers’ time or can we reimagine our collective power to holistically cultivate plants, minds and cultures? Is permaculture an alternative? If yes, what are its ethics and principles?
About the Artists:
© Ketaki Phatak
Ketaki Phatak started her career as a costume designer for Hindi and Marathi movies, in Mumbai and Pune. After realising that fashion is one of the biggest sources of pollution, she decided to quit her profession in search of alternatives and turned to permaculture. She has volunteered on several farms in the country and also works as a permaculture consultant. She now lives in a small village in the district of Ratnagiri where she works with a women's collective called 'Ub' amongst other things and focuses on practicing slowness.
© Abhijit Patil
Abhijit Patil is a photographer from Pune, India. As a photojournalist he has worked with the likes of India Today, Times Group, Sakal Group, AFP, AP, AJ+. He is a recipient of Media Foundation of India Award (2014) for his project ‘Rojandari’ (Daily wage), Democratic Youth Federation of India Award (2019) for his project ‘Male Gaze’ which was exhibited by Goethe-Institute of Pune. Visiting faculty for photography at Pune university, Seamedu Media School and Devrukh college of art and design. He now moonlights as a permaculterist working in the western ghats trying to learn, preserve and document the wild.