Rupali Patil is a member of Clark House Initiative, Bombay. She re-arranges visuals that critique political oversight and corruption which create unfortunate happenings such as farmer suicides, exploitation through privatisation of water resources, eviction of tribals from their lands, and marginalisation of indigenous communities such as the Kolis of Bombay.
Through this work all I want to provoke is the idea that as a woman I totally disagree with the violent politics around me, therefore, Alaa Salah becomes a symbol of what I personally seek for in Peace. Her whole outfit, and her posture I found so strong. Accordingly in this matter, I see the cover page as a proposition, an expression of my hopes for the inside content, which I am sure will be critical of the concept of ‘federation’. The walls could be considered as a divider of many things around us. This might appear like a detention centre to stop migration, a wall to divide people, as the pernicious isolating force that is fascism, or it could be just a symbol for the boundaries we are making in-between us which lead us nowhere. ‘