Virkein Dhar

Architect, Producer, Performer, Futurist

My creative practice lies at the intersection of design, performance and strategy, with a sustained interest in facilitating creative encounters in urban spaces; immersive storytelling traditions and futures thinking.

I lead Poppy Seed Lab, an inter-disciplinary creative studio that experiments with space, art, design, performance and programme making across genres and mediums.

In the past decade, I have engaged with various inter-disciplinary projects as a dancer, spatial designer, researcher, manager and curator. Notably, I led IGNITE! Dance Festival, an international biennial of contemporary dance practice; was part of the founding team at OddBird Theatre, Delhi's first curated black box theatre; and led programme development at UnBox, a platform exploring new narratives and building action at the intersection of disciplines, to reimagine India’s plural futures.

I also volunteer my time with the Aman Movement, a research facility to develop solutions for improved management of social sector programmes of the Government of India.