Mumbai’s Dharavi – oftly made synonymous with poverty, filth and slum, now attempts to change its negative image. Supported by artists and do-gooders the Asia’s largest slum now houses World’s First Slum Museum.
Conceived by Amsterdam-based artist Jorge Mañes Rubio with art historian Amanda Pinatih and aided by local artists and designers, the idea is brought to life and is named ‘Design Museum Dharavi’. The Museum shall travel for two months in different areas of the Dharavi and show case exhibits made by talent from within.
In Dharavi resides more than 10 million people, and this museum aims to show the creative side of this population and connect them culturally. The museum will also become a showcase of the variety of skills that is present in the Dharavi.
If you happen to be in Mumbai, this should surely be a part of your itinerary.
Images sourced from www.designmuseumdharavi.org
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