Artistry galore at the HP India X ELLE DECOR India #IAmAChangemaker
HP India invited changemakers from across India to come together and become a part of a larger community that is bound with its shared love and passion for art and creativity. The HP India X ELLE DECOR India’s #IAmAChangemaker campaign enables artists to fuel their creative ambition, enabling a sense of unbridled imagination with the launch of its revolutionary new series of new, sixth-generation HP ZBook workstations in India. The country’s creative community converged at One Style Mile, New Delhi to celebrate the launch, organised in association with ELLE DECOR India.
The event saw full attendance of noted personalities from art, design and fashion fraternity. On being asked who would be their ideal changemaker, art curator Shalini Passi says, “I’d like to believe that a changemaker is someone who can break boundaries, norms through any medium- big or small.” Fashion designer Rina Dhaka explains, “It has to be an individual that breaks through the impossible, in any field like art, innovation or even food.”
The venue, adorned with striking installations at the networking zone, saw art—right from portrait series by photographer Nayantara Parikh, a curious installation by Sajid Wajid Shaikh and a monochrome creative zone curated by Aniruddh Mehta of @thebigfatminimalist. Taking center stage, the ingenious panel comprised of celebrated filmmaker, Zoya Akhtar, Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Inc. India, Neelima Burra, Country Marketing Director, HP India, photographer Nayantara Parikh, visual artist Sajid Wajid Shaikh and Aniruddh Mehta, artist Jayesh Sachdev on the change they are making and the change that will be. The discussions, moderated by Roshan Abbas witnessed engaging conversations, quips on non-conforming topics, urging creators to think out of the box. So what according to them is a changemaker? And what is the change that they aspire to see in their respective fields “According to me it is someone who challenges the norms, is unapologetically themselves and I’d really like to see a rise in environmental awareness while encouraging sustainable living,” says photographer Nayantara Parikh.
Pushing the envelope for breaking norms is visual artist Sajid Wajid Shaikh, to him, a changemaker is “A person who is always experimenting, on the move and changing the very habitat that he/she is comfortable in, he says. “Looking forward, like to see a bigger pool and reach of art, it being available to every person in any age group, not bound by any social conform,” he adds. It seems almost too easy to lose the creative bone in a bustling city or getting caught up with day-to-day activities. Aniruddha Mehta of @thebigfatminimalist urges otherwise, “In the future, I’d really like to see people retain their individual creativity and rather let it grow as a changemaker,” he concludes.