A lot of creative practices are situated around responding to marginalization as a lived experience. But, can we look deeper into the processes that lead to such societal differences?
One kind of critique suggests that marginalization is actually a result or by-product of a certain kind of art and design approach. Whether true or not, creative practices do have a role to play in defining human values. Marginalization, be it by caste, gender, age, sexuality, status, scholarship, and so on, seems to have become an imbibed, and sometimes even an inherited, habit.
How do we address the root of such an issue? Do the answers lie in decoding the cultural psychology of a collective?
Do art and design practices have a role to play in creating, resolving and reversing such phenomena?
An evening of unraveling these complex behaviors may not help us reach a resolution, but there is certainly a need to initiate such conversations and continue them across diverse groups and different spaces.