Kartikeya works as a Senior Communications Associate with the Outreach Team at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water. As a development practitioner and visual artist, he has worked at the intersection(s) of ethnographic research, oral histories, and visual storytelling. Being a storyteller, he is interested in creating and curating visuals to disseminate ideas for social change.
Before joining the Council, he worked with organisations and campaigns such as Amnesty International, Ekta Parishad, Samaj Pragati Sahyog, and the Centre for Community Knowledge to produce outreach and advocacy material in multiple formats. At the Centre for Community Knowledge, he worked on the 'River and the City' project. He collected and curated oral histories to develop narratives of Delhi's forgotten relationship with the Yamuna river. Kartikeya weaved this extensive research into a short documentary by the same name. The film describes how disconnected imaginations of the river often overlook the understandings of various riverine communities that still engage with the Yamuna river.
Kartikeya has completed his graduation in Sociology and a post-graduation in Development Studies from Ambedkar University Delhi. On the weekends, one can often find him wandering the streets of Delhi with his camera collecting stories. He loves travelling by train and spending hours at railway stations observing travellers pass by. Kartikeya is an avid reader of graphic novels, a cinephile at heart, and finds inspiration in music and cinema.
J. Nozipo Maraire