Romit Raj (IN) 12/22

The first participant of KKAiE the environmental residency programme in KulttuuriKauppila Art Center is Romit Raj from Bangalore, India.

Romit Raj is an Indian researcher whose backgound in in humanities. For a large part of his professional career, he has been a software developer. In recent years, he has returned to his field of education as a design researcher.

”I am particularly interested in work that brings together my concerns and passions in technology and design research”, Romit says. ”More recently, my work has largely focused on public health and the environment, something that I hope to continue to do for the coming years.”

Romit is participating in the KulttuuriKauppila Artist-in-Environment (KKAiE) programme, which invites artists and researchers with a particular interest in nature, landscape and the environment. Romit is meeting colleagues from educational and research institutions in the area. He is working in co-operation with Ii based researcher and curator Kaisa Kerätär in a project called Land And Body Ecologies. Together their explore the concepts of ecological history and solastalgia.

In Ii Romit has had to endure extreme weather; ie. nearly 20 degrees minus, snow and auroras. “It is a totally new experience for me”, he says.


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