Playing and the many different interactions with everyday places allow children to make sense of the world in their own terms. However, play, which is vital to children's sense of well-being, is often perceived as unwanted behaviour by adults.
Play @ Khirkee, an interactive talk and presentation on the importance of 'playing in children', especially in the semi-urban bylanes of Khirkee village, has been curated by Sudeshna Chatterjee. "I have examined how children negotiate with parents, other adults and interest groups that simultaneously lay claim over urban space to play outdoors," she says.
The project, on till July 27, includes 3D models, posters and a video. July 23, 6pm. Khoj Studios, Khirkee Extension.
For details, call 41552945-8
Talking technology with a cool Twitter guru
Professor Sree Sreenivasan is a journalism educator at Columbia University and a geek who works to help journalists and consumers use technology in smarter ways. A commentator on tech and media issues, he is one of Poynter's 35 most influential people in social media and one of 22 professors named to the "Top 100 Twitterers in Academia" by OnlineSchools.org. Sreenivasan delivers a talk on the subject "Facebook vs. Google+ : Compliment or Competition?" next Wednesday.
The American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg.July 27, 3 pm.
For details, call 2347-2232
She infuses life into dance
TaiJiQuan is the art of conducting energy (qi or prana) in the body through meridians, nâdis and chakras. The flow of qi, which manifests itself into gestures, will be displayed in a performance by Vanessa Vidal at the Max Mueller Bhavan, presented by the Gati Dance Forum. She will do it through 127 postures coming from YangJia Michuan TaiJiquan (The Yang Family). Born in 1971 in Switzerland, Vidal practices Taijiquan, Qigong and yoga. She is recognised by the European Federation of Qigong and Energetic Body Arts.
July 24, 7 pm. Call 41825766