The creative communities“In New Delhis old and famous Connaught Circle, during the early summer of 1990,a small group of designers, artists and friendsmanaged – with the help of a few fortunate coincidences – to set up astudio-shop which was remarkably free from the impositions and demandsof (heartless) markets and (artless) clients.The ideas and experimentations that followed were the seed that grew to become all of us at People Tree take pride in ourthe People Tree. Today,reputation as a small independent business which combines asense of social purpose and ecologicalresponsibility with the spirit of collectivecreativity. This has been the vision which has guided our work as a design,production and retail centre.”
Under ConstructionUnder Construction is conceived as anon-broadcast, non-commercial distribution initiative for educationalfilms. Under Construction aims to bridge the gap between educational audiovisuals and audiences to facilitate a culture of vibrant discourse as well as theease of access to an eclectic collection from a single source.The Under Construction journey had begun during mid-2005 with a desireto disseminate independent films that wouldprovide civil society with a range of voices anddiscourses and enable a re-look at the terrain of knowledge and cultureboth as a site and practice. We have carefully curated a truly eclectic range offilms that demonstrate diverse issues and form. This work of curation is anintegral part of the distribution activity and is critical for presenting a collectivebut plural picture in terms of politics, form and craft. Moreover, it is thisbody of work that creates a mechanism and toolfor us to work with the politics of visibility.