Felt Notes are monthly dispatches about the work of the Just Futures Co-lab, and the co-labouring worlds of research and teaching in art, design, and the digital humanities that it scaffolds, furthers, and amplifies. The letter writing translates the ever so negotiated nature of this space at Srishti Manipal Institute (SMI) and the discourse and scholarship on equity and justice that I produce and co-produce with students and non/academic community partners through critical pedagogy; archives and databases; interactive digital storytelling; and inquiries into queer-feminist media technologies and infrastructures.
Each month's letter carries a set of experiences, initiatives, and announcements related to the Just Futures Co-lab on SMI's MAHE-Bengaluru campus.
A periodic letter to subscribers, I hope, offers an intimate alternative to maintaining an independent site and duplicating the already published information online, structuring notes and ephemera connected to the lab’s core inquiries instead; inviting interests and additions from friends, colleagues, collaborators, and community members along the way; and collating opportunities and announcements for past and present members to access and stay connected.
— Kush Patel, PhD