Mind the Gap: Princess Pea, Komorebi, Nush Lewis and others explore gender dynamics
May 22, 2018: Dysco x MIXX present Mind the Gap on 3 June 2018, at WeWork (BKC), Mumbai. The event draws together an eclectic and exciting group of personalities to explore the physical, intellectual and digital manifestations of gender dynamics within professions and workplaces.
Among a series of curated panels, this day-long event will have a panel discussion on gender within Art & Culture as well as photography installations by Shreya Dev Dube, Indrajeet Rajkhowa (known for his series Ice Hockey in the Himalayas), Riddhi Parekh (who will be showing her series, Women Metro Drivers) and Roshini Kumar, as well as a video art piece - Boys of Safdarjung by stylist and creative director Nikhil D, and videographer Tsungdue Phunkhang. The event will also have a performance art piece by noted contemporary artist Princess Pea.
Speakers from an array of fields including art and culture, sports and social entrepreneurship will talk about challenging gender stereotypes, trends and norms in the workspace, focused around personal anecdotes and narratives. Key speakers include Ayesha Billimoria, India’s leading female track athlete and Adidas ambassador in conversation with Suhail Chandok, TV presenter and Sports Commentator at Star Sports & IPL; social entrepreneur Revathi Roy; advertising guru and Founder & CEO at HyperCollective KV Sridhar ‘Pops’; award winning filmmaker and content creator at CATNIP Reema Sengupta, comedian and actor Rytasha Rathore; filmmaker and photographer Shreya Dev Dube, breakthrough music artist Komorebi; and musician and founder of Offset Live, Nush Lewis.
Alongside the panel discussions there will be art and photography exhibits, music performances, stand up comedy and film screenings, and music by renowned lyricist Ankur Tewari.
The event will spread awareness of one of the most compelling issues of our generation, in a manner that is both wildly appealing and wonderfully engaging – a real celebration of progressive minds and impassioned hearts.
“I've grown up being surrounded by strong and successful women. I never imagined a world where women weren't like that. Until I grew up and experienced the real world. I have first hand witnessed the treatment of women in my workplace. We have to work towards a country where all genders have equal everything. Equal respect, equal opportunity, equal authority.”
Rytasha Rathore, Actor, Mumbai The event is produced by Dysco, a professional networking app, website and community, in collaboration with MIXX - a platform that addresses gender issues through a curated range of products and experiences.
This is part of a series of events which share Dysco’s ethos offline and directly engages with their digital and physical community. The event will take place at WeWork (BKC) in Mumbai.
KEY SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Ayesha Billimoria: Athlete, Fitness Trainer & Adidas Ambassador
Suhail Chandok: TV Presenter & Sports Commentator at Star Sports & IPL (Media Personality & Sports Influencer)
KV Sridhar Pops: Founder & CEO at HyperCollective (Advertising Guru / ex CCO at Leo Burnett India)
Revathi Roy: CEO at Hey Deedee & Zaffiro Learning (Social Entrepreneur)
Rytasha Rathore: Theatre, Television & Comedy Personality
Rohan Joshi: Comedian at All India Bhakchod
Reema Sengupta & Kunal Punjabi: Film Producers and Video Content Creators at CATNIP
Tara Kapur & Akshat Gupt: Supari Studios
Janaki Subramaniam: Pilot & Photographer
Shreya Dev Dube: Film maker & Photographer
Skye Thomas: Writer & Critic
Sonali Thakkar: Comedian
Sumukhi Suresh: Actor & Comedian
Ashutosh Phatak: Producer and Co-Founder of The Quarter
Amit Gurbaxani: Author, Promoter & Music Journalist
Aditi Ramesh: Singer-Songwriter & Vocalist
Performance art piece by Princess Pea
Performance and workshop by Ankur Tewari
Music performance by harpist Nush Lewis
Image Courtesy Princess Pea
FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY INSTALLATIONS INCLUDE:
Boys of Safdarjung – video art piece by Nikhil D and Tsungdue Phunkhang
Gender Neutral Clothing on the Body Form – by Purushu Arie
Body Positivity & Challenging Gender Norms – Photography Installation by Roshini Kúmar
Ice Hockey in the Himalayas for Vice India – Photography Installation by Indrajeet Rajkhowa
Women Metro Drivers – Photography Installation by Riddhi Parekh
ConnectFor Gender, Volunteering & the Social Sector
Riddhi Parekh, Nat Geo Your Shot photographer How to Create Viral Content for Social Media
Chintan Girish Modi Mardon Waali Baat - A Gender Sensitisation workshop
Shreya Gulati Design & Illustration for Social Causes
Bollywood Art Project Poster Making Workshop