This project aims to be an evolving visual repository to explore the aspect of revival in contemporary culture across the common threads of heritage shared by India and the UK. 

As an Indian student in the UK, I have been observing several similarities, differences and blends amongst the two communities. Technological advancement, globalisation and socio-economic shifts have created the urge to reconnect with our identities in ways that are sustainable and collaborative.

Regeneration being the key to preservation, Stories of Shared Revival is an initiative to reinterpret the familiar as well as discover the lesser-known parallels that celebrate the coming together of these two cultural epicentres of the world.

Key references:

V&A Museum (London, UK)

CSMVS Museum (Mumbai, India)

British Council: UK India Year of Culture 2017

A project by Tanaya Vyas

Created as part of the MA Visual Communication program

University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK

Course Leader Hugh Harwood