After much brainstorming we came up with a name for our project. We desperately needed something that would quickly communicate the nature of our project to the community participants. It needed to imply participation, exploration and action and could not be as boring as our previous name- Chitpur Heritage Action Group! Here is the logo...
The faces are from old woodcuts of jatra artists, and the architecture detail is from the Oriental Seminary School, our main community partner. We also tried to capture the spirit of the 'rowak' which is a typical feature of North Kolkata's architecture, where people gather in the evenings on the front porch of the houses. It's a lot for one logo.. but we hope everyone at Chitpur finds something they can relate to in it!
We are a Kolkata based non-profit dedicated to promoting civic engagement through participatory art projects.