Why this story of a busker and a film-maker performing on the streets of Sri Lanka, India and Nepal is universal
Till recently Aditi Veena, a 27-year-old independent musician and architect, was busking—employing public spaces like streets and gardens to perform music—across three countries. Her preoccupation with public spaces and the role of an artist in a city, however, dates back to when she was studying architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. “When I was in college, my thesis was about performing in public spaces. In fact, I was designing spaces for public performing arts," says Veena.