Europalia is a major international arts festival held every two years in Belgium to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. Since 1969, Europalia has organised some twenty-two festivals. Each has turned the spotlight on one culture in a comprehensive programme of music, fine arts, photography, cinema, theatre, dance, literature, architecture, design, fashion, gastronomy…
europalia.india, an artistic explosion
For its 24th biennial, Europalia International will bring India to the heart of Europe. During 4 months you can discover this mysterious and fascinating country, where different cultures meet, interact and bring about a unique creativity.
europalia.india will translate India’s immense cultural wealth into a multidisciplinary programme comprising exhibitions, concerts, dance and theatre performances, conferences, cinema and literature events.
europalia.india: 4 Octobre 2013 > 26 January 2014

Alok Nandi is present in this festival as speaker about

  • design on 15th Dec. at Grand Hornu,
  • new media & text on 7 Jan. at Riches-Claires Library
  • Tintin & India on 12 Jan. at Musée Hergé
  • cuisine, curry and sweet-food

and convening some conversations about

  • literature w/ Paul Zacharia on 23 Oct. at Le Phare
  • architecture w/ Rahul Mehrotra on 21st Nov. at St-Luc LOCI UCL
  • poetry w/ Sudeep Sen on 30th Nov. at Quartiers Latins

Alok Nandi is organising and convening two meet-ups:

  • “Hybrid Innovations and Civil Societies, an innovation & design half-day workshop” –
    A joint event by coCreationcamp – Klabfab & Architempo & ULB information and communication department, on 20 Jan. 2014
  • PechaKucha Night Vol.32 on 22 Jan. 2014 at Les Halles de Schaerbeek

More info via the site and

Alok Nandi speaks about India, culture, media, Tintin … in interviews on Belgian Radio La Première and Radio 3 as well as in newspapers Times of India, La Libre Belgique, revue Indications, …