Interests & Availability

Public Art, Open-source, Writing, Artist-in-residence programs, Reading, Digital Fabrication, Board games, Performance, Digital Publishing, Storytelling, Self-hosting…

I am available for the following

Teaching

I am available for teaching engagements on a visiting or adjunct basis. My interests and capacities are mentioned on this page.

Coaching

I am available for personal or group coaching for cultivating creativity, design thinking ability and building thought-leadership.

Collaboration

I am open to collaborate on exciting projects which offer me something new to learn and experiment! Do reach out.

Research

Both before and after action in any domain is taken, comprehensive information about the field is desired. I can perform studies which analyse the history and decode the potential of different fields.

Fields of expertise: Culture, Education & Publishing

Consulting

Building on my capacity of performing research and conduction learning experiences, I consult with startups and non-profits in different capacities.

Fields of expertise: Culture, Education & Publishing

Mentoring

Young creative practioners need guidance, provocation and exposure to find their language and capacity. Self-learners and even university students, who are pursuing a personal learning objectives, such mentorship can be very helpful.

Fields of expertise: Culture, Education & Publishing

About

Portrait of Prayas Abhinav

Prayas Abhinav is an artist, teacher and entrepreneur. He has been professionally active for the last 10+ years. At present, he is working on a startup called Storyflock.in that has interests in e-learning, applied research and novel forms of content development. He has worked in the last few years on numerous pieces of speculative fiction, software, games, interactive installations, public interventions and curatorial projects (see practice). He has written extensively on poetic thought as a form of lingual communication (see interest in poetic thought). He contributed to research and projects at northeastwestsouth (n.e.w.s) (Amsterdam, NL). He has conducted workshops at Centre for Environmental Planning Technology (CEPT) (Ahmedabad), Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem, NL), MICA (Ahmedabad) and National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad & Bangalore). In the past, he led the Centre for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore (see teaching). He is the initiator and the Director of the Museum of Vestigial Desire.

He has developed his research and practice with the support of fellowships by Sarai/CSDS, Openspace Pune, the Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA), TED and Lucid (see research). He has been in residencies at Khoj (India), Coded Cultures (Austria) and dis-locate (Japan). He has shared his work at festivals including Transmediale, 48c, Futuresonic, ISEA and Wintercamp.

He lives with his family (wife, son and dogs) in Ahmedabad (India).

My CV.

NID, MICA, DAI, Indus University, CEPT, Srishti
Prayas Abhinav has taught at some of these institutions