PCCR had its registration under society registration act 1860, on the 27th of October, 2016.
PCCR is an attempt at providing intellectual leadership to an otherwise unkempt scenario of visual culture, cultural research, education, social changes and development in terms of a unified platform in and covering the North-eastern states of India.
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To encourage an open space for cultural practice/ training
To encourage curatorial research, workshop, exhibition and practice
To encourage archive of community based what will be an institutional space as essential part for new humanitarian discourse of North East India
To encourage artist residency space and research
To encourage institutional space of (Ethnic art, literature, textile, cultural research and education) as an essential part of new humanitarian discourse
To encourage studies of ethnic language/ anthropology/ ethnography/heritage and archaeology
Community based philanthropic practice and movement
To encourage studies of design and architecture
To encourage studies of art and theory
To encourage studies of performing and performance art research and projects
To encourage research and studies on woman empowerment and social changes
To encourage studies and practical research on child education, child labour (and differently able) and social engagement
To encourage studies of planning and analytical system on North-eastern region and cultural mapping
To encourage practical research, seminar, symposium, publication and journal
Dr. Moushumi Kandali is a bilingual writer (Assamese and English), art critic-historian and translator. She has published four collections of short stories, two research books on visual art and two books of translation and one text book for SEBA, Assam. Dr. Kandali is an assistant professor at the department of Cultural Studies, Central University, Tezpur, Assam. Double masters in Art History & Aesthetics (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, 2001, First class first) and Philosophy (Gauhati University, 1998, First class first with K K Handique Gold Medal). Her doctoral thesis explored the dynamics of identity and art activism in the visual art practices of Assam in the post colonial period.
Amrita Gupta Singh is an art historian, researcher and writer with an interest in art education and management. She is working as Program Director in Mohile Parikh Center, Mumbai. In this capacity, she has conceptualized, curated and organized diverse programs including scholarly lectures, panels, workshops, film screenings, reading circles, public art projects, national/international conferences, lifelong learning for adults and special initiatives for art students and children from public schools and NGOs. Currently, she heads the digital project, V-IDEO: Ideas worth Sharing / www.v-ideo.art, an educational repository of short videos on Indian artists and other members of the Indian art world. Alongside, her art writings for books, journals and periodicals have been published over the last fifteen years. She also taught art history at the Sir J.J. School of Arts and NEHU, was contributing editor for an art magazine, and has received honours for art management and art historical research and writing.
Dr. J.A.H. Khatri is a trained Linguist, working in the fields of Media-Semiotics, Culture and Communication, and Applied Linguistics. His doctoral thesis is on the Advertisements of Print Media. He bears experience of teaching various branches of Linguistics, Technical and Business Communication and Cultural Theories for more than 13 years at both national and international institutions.
Dr. Nishaant Choksi is currently Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar. His research is based in linguistics and anthropology and focuses on Adivasi cultures, languages, and literacy in both eastern and western India. He has published a book, Tribal Literature of Gujarat, documenting the Adivasi languages and literature of Gujarat, and a course guide for the Mundari language of Jharkhand. He has also published peer-reviewed articles on his research on the Santali language and script in journals such as Modern Asian Studies and Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. His new project is on indigenous heritage and repatriation in India and Australia.
Sandeep Joshi is a practicing artist and art historian. He holds a master degree in Art History and Aesthetics from M. S. University of Baroda. His area of specialization is the patronage of arts in the erstwhile Baroda State of the Gaekwads. His interests also include the fields of modern, folk, and tribal arts of Gujarat. He has curated art exhibitions, and participated in many group shows, workshops, and seminars.
Dr. Manjil Hazarika is an eminent archaeologist and currently Assistant Professor and Head (i/c), Department of Archaeology, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam. His doctoral thesis is on “Austroasiatic and Tibeto-Burman Linguistic Dispersals in Northeast India: An Archaeological Perspective” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. George van Driem of the Himalayan Languages Project of Bern University, Switzerland. Dr. Hazarika is also co-editor of ‘50 Years After Daojali-Hading: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India – Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma’ , New Delhi: Research India Press. ‘Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita’ , New Delhi: Oxford University Press in 2017 is his significant contribution on archaeology of North East India and co-author of books.
Kushal Dutta is an eminent Indian poet, journalist and editor writing in the Assamese language. He has five collections of poems and three other non-fictions. He has also edited a number of literary, cultural, GK, cine magazines, souvenirs and books including Ajit Barua Kabita Samagra (The complete poems of Ajit Barua, 2015) and recipient of many prestigious awards. His few poems have been translated into all major Indian regional languages including English and also translated into some major languages of the world. Recently, his poems have been selected for MA Syllabus of Hindi, Cotton University and MA Syllabus of Assamese, North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous, under Dibrugarh University. By profession Kushal is a journalist working with Dainik Asam, an Assamese daily from Guwahati. He is also a founder member of PCCR.