Scheduled for February 2020, ComplexCity aims to further the dialogue on urban values, history, culture, socio-economic realities, and much more centric to Mumbai.
The festival draws from YUVA’s 35+ year experience of working with people across age groups and backgrounds in urban areas. By encouraging more interaction and engagement between different urban inhabitants—from members of indigenous communities to newly-arrived working professionals, marginalised populations to middle-class citizens, people of different age groups, interests, etc—ComplexCity visions the co-creation of democratic, participatory and inclusive urban spaces.
In its third instalment, the festival will continue to uncover and better understand a range of urban narratives, especially those that often run the risk of being unheard, helping preserve and give life to the city’s myriad perspectives.ComplexCity will be held at different spaces across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, from 11–23 February 2020.
The line-up of events include:
Equipolis: An interactive exhibition on urban realities
Living Mumbai: A film festival with stories that relate to the world of the urban
Bolti Bombay: Photography, street play and debate competitions that promote critical thinking on urban issues among the youth
Making Mumbai: A youth convention to showcase youth action across city spaces
Culture Kaun: Cultural programmes presenting indigenous traditions, performances, etc.
City walks: An exploration of urban localities through the eyes of its everyday inhabitants
ComplexCity is for every inhabitant of the city, across age groups, backgrounds, interest areas, etc. Events are curated creatively, with space for people’s participation in different ways. The festival is open to every inhabitant of the city, keen to engage more on urban spaces with one another.