Landscapes of the Phygital: An Exploration Through the Lens of Disability

'Landscapes of the Phygital' explores this intersection through the experiences of people with disabilities, many of whom have used digital spaces in creative and innovative ways to build ‘level playing grounds’ for the larger community.

Merging the Physical and the Digital

In the last five years, our physical and digital lives have become increasingly interconnected, opening up new possibilities, pathways and ways of being, even as human existence is being threatened in new ways. Landscapes of the Phygital dives deeper into this tangled terrain of identity, belonging, autonomy, safety, vulnerability, design and self-determination through stories, videos and a panel discussion.

The event is hosted by the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) and builds on a series of four interactive studios held last year in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi with persons with disabilities, designers, technologists, researchers, disability rights advocates, lawyers, digital entrepreneurs, queer and trans activists—and is another step in co-creating meaningful futures for people with disabilities. ‘Landscapes of the Phygital’ is part of an ongoing collaboration between Point of View, Design Beku, Swissnex in India, and the Embassy of Switzerland in India.

It falls under the larger effort of the International Network on Digital Self-Determination and the Directorate of International Law of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to operationalise digital self-determination.


  • 6:00pm – Welcome Reception Over Tea
  • 6:30pm – Welcome Remarks
  • 6:35pm – Skin Story Read by Jimmy Xavier
  • 6:40pm – Disability and Digital Self-Determination Video Premiere
  • 6:50pm – Disability and Digital Self-Determination Reports Presentation
  • 7:00pm – Landscapes of the Phygital Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 7:40pm – Skin Story Read by Kavya Srinivasan
  • 7:45pm – Closing Remarks

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Chandrakant Redican

Academic Engagement Manager