The photography exhibition titled "Parikrama" is a result of a photography residency and workshop by 13 students from the Academy of Visual Arts (HochchulefürGrafik und Buchkunst) Leipzig, Germany. They worked together with the students from the Photography Design department, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad in August-September 2012. This first-time cooperation between the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, was initiated and supported by Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.
The workshop had a photographic focus on the city-spaces of Ahmedabad.
As if undertaking a Parikrama, the students "revolved around" the city of Ahmedabad to focus on their different projects and try to understand and capture the essence of it.The workshop with the students of the two schools had an open, wide artistic canvas. The students covered different topics such as the River Project, birdcages in the old city, musical subculture, the roundabouts in the city, transportation and the meaning of nature in the architectural environment. Conducted by Prof. Heidi Specker and coordinated by Dr. Deepak Mathew of NID. The workshop dealt with the image-making process through portfolio reviews and group meetings.