Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Words

With Magnetic Words, the Peacock Club transforms into an incubator of ideas, laughter and intrigue. As each speaker takes to the stage, prepare to be transported to unknown lands and shown dazzling possibilities.

Curated by the arts and creative lifestyle magazine Platform, the space will bring you stories that are inspirational, some provocative, some that make you dance a little and some that will leave you thinking. This creative evening will be an initiative that encompasses creative dialogue, intriguing films, visual imagery, inspiring performances, and much more.

Featuring:

Sushmit Ghosh

Sushmit Ghosh is an Academy Award® nominated filmmaker and co-founder of Black Ticket Films, a production company invested in the power of storytelling. An IDA ‘Courage Under Fire’ Honoree, Sushmit’s films are recognised for their rigour of immersive, emotionally powerful storytelling. Sushmit’s work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca, Chicken & Egg Pictures and Doc Society. Sushmit is also a mentor for labs and fellowships that focus on artists from underrepresented communities, supporting new narratives and storytellers. In his spare time, you’ll find him motorcycling and hiking through the Himalayas.

Pragya Bhagat

Pragya Bhagat is a poet, essayist, and author based in Goa. Her work explores the intersections between the body, belonging, and mental health, and she has been featured on the BBC, the Huffington Post, and the Wire, amongst others. She is the founder of The Poetry Circle, a community space that fosters a love for words.

Swati Janu

Swati Janu is an architect and artist based in Delhi who works on issues of social justice from gender inclusion to housing rights. Recently awarded the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture 2022, she is the founder of the interdisciplinary practice Social Design Collaborative which combines grassroots activism with policy advocacy. She regularly writes on urban issues ranging from participatory planning to public spaces.

Devashish Gaur

Devashish Gaur is an artist currently living and working in Delhi. Working across photography and narratives, he has an interdisciplinary practice that involves photographic archives, topics of domesticity, distance, intimacy, found objects, ideas of home and identity. His portfolio of India’s lush natural environments, stark concrete architecture, and domestic life paints one of the world’s most crowded cities as a place of quiet solitude.