Ashoka University Launches Centre For The Creative And The Critical

Centre to provide a space that encourages, discusses, and strengthens creative thinking and critical arguments.

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Ashoka University today announced the setting up of its new centre, The Centre for the Creative and the Critical. This Centre will provide a forum to raise and address questions around creative practice and critical argument.  

The Centre aims to bring together novelists, poets, translators, artists, scholars, filmmakers, journalists and publishers who belong to different traditions and histories from all over the world to stimulate intercultural and extra-disciplinary discussions about creative practice. It intends to make itself a source for interventions in contemporary debates on varied subjects and develop a new vocabulary for these debates. It will build on partnerships with other institutions around the world. 

The Centre will organize seminars, symposia, and workshops by creative practitioners and thinkers so that they can share their views and thought processes with students, each other, and in the public domain. International collaborative networks will be created in North America, the UK, Germany, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, building on already-existing partnerships for the symposia with TORCH and St Hugh’s College, Oxford, the Columbia Institute of Ideas and Imagination, Paris, and the India International Centre, Delhi.

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