With stimulating conversations across the narratives of art, fashion, film, photography and artificial intelligence, HGStreet festival is bringing some of the leading creative minds in the country together to join the contemporary cultural discourse. This Saturday and Sunday, in a historic 165-year-old warehouse in Mumbai, artists and entrepreneurs will join a variety of panels for discussions on the dynamics of different artistic expressions. Here's what you'll find at the panel conversations:
The Evolution & Future of Homegrown Movements
Covering homegrown movements that are currently shaping the course of the artistic, creative and commercial zeitgeist in India as well as across the world. The following entrepreneurs will give us their insights on everything from building homegrown brands, communities and imprints on culture with a new Indian identity - one that is not confined or defined.
Sakshi Juneja - Co-founder of Gaysi
Pranav Mishra - Co- founder and CEO of Huemn - Fashion Label
Richa Shrivastava - Co-founder Maker's Asylum
Aditya Mehta - Founder CEO Art&Found
Aneesh Bhasin, the co-founder of Swami drinks will be moderating this panel.
Navigating The Future Of Homegrown AI. How Will It Change The World?
Discussing the prospects of artificial intelligence artists will carry open ended conversations navigating how technology-led innovation is shaping the future with the likes of Midjourney, ChatGPt and more. Exploring the scope of possibilities of its implementations, there will be a discourse centered on the scope of AI as a device for human creativity and innovation as well as discuss how it affects the future. Representing a broad set of disciplines, the following panelists will address questions of benefits, challenges and limitations of AI, as well as potential concerns.
Prateek Arora - AI artist
Sanvar oberoi - Ex-Responsible AI for Gov of India, Co-President of AI Club at Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Abhinav Aggarwal and Raghav Aggarwal - Co-founders of Fluid Ai
Mangalam Maloo , the news anchor & asst. editor of cnbctv18india will be moderating this panel.
Through Their Lens
The subject of this panel is ‘Through their Lens’; an exploration into the world of cinema and storytelling through a lens that has long been overlooked. Each of the panelists is, in their own right, reframing the narrative- whether that be through character and script development, overarching themes, the POV of the literal lens through which frames are shot, or even the active intention behind the kinds of films/shows they choose to produce. Films/Shows are a reflection of either collective reality or fiction, and as the youth of today, it is important to see ourselves represented in the stories we consume. All of the following panellists are at the forefront of leading the subversion of dominant narratives both in front of and behind the camera.
Anvita Dutt Guptan - Director and Scriptwriter - Qala, Bulbul
Shriya Pilgaonkar - Actor - Guilty minds, Mirzapur
RJ Prerna Nahata of Radio mirchi will be moderating this panel.
Democratization of Storytelling with OTT - Diversity, freedom and creativity
Focusing on how the art and process of storytelling has witnessed a democratic transformation since the advent of OTT platforms the conversations will be about how the platforms have catalyzed a new space of freedom and creativity breaking away from formulaic structures and confined voices illuminating the potential trajectory of these homegrown stories and narratives through the power of OTT platforms. Following homegrown creators will also trace how the advent of these platforms has given power to storytellers breaking away from traditional gatekeepers within the industry and is shaping that is indicative of the diversity of the country and the creative economy as a whole.
Shakun Batra - Director of Gehraiyaan and Kapoor&Sons
Sonam Nair - Director of Masaba Masaba
Abhay Pannu - Director of Rocket Boys
Nimisha Pandey - Content Chief Officer of ZEE5
Sayani Gupta - Actor - Four More Shots Please!
Smriti Kiran - Creator, curator and development and creative consultant, Smriti Kiran will be moderating this panel.