we are

culture

activators

We are nomads, living & working different seasons in different places; constantly traveling and seeking new experiences as life moves ahead. We are intrigued by history & heritage, beautiful landscapes, literature, contemporary art and visual content.

 

Along our journey, we are collecting memories in form of drawings, photographs or writing, often initiating projects as we contemplate riding our motorcycle. We have exhibited our works in Delhi, Leh, Kargil, Sikkim and Prague, Czech Republic over last 5 years.

We are passengers, crossing this kind wide world; one day at a time.

 

Sitting outside after another dinner cooked in the dark, the song is playing. We are humming its two-sentence lyrics almost unknowingly, contemplating the star clouds in the clear sky where the sun was dazzling all day.

 

We are in Padum, Zanskar; a place where one understands what ‘remote’ means. The road to Padum is one of the most impressive and dangerous on earth; the horizon narrows itself down to open up again without warning, one feels trapped among the mysterious peaks until reaching the wide open valley where Padum sits.

 

Farside is where we live, travel and work, venturing into the unexplored, not only physically hard to reach, but places whose potential is hidden, forgotten, awaiting for cultural activation.

Between desperate pessimism and satisfied optimism, the only reasonable attitude is voluntarism. Albert Jacquard

 

 

We value both tangible and intangible patrimony. We are involved with promotion of arts, cultures & history in Ladakh & North East India.  A historical building, a piece of cloth from central Asia or a dying art is what interests us. We do not look at heritage as a piece of artifact to be preserved in the museum, but as a continuous moving chain of interlinked events, which we are a part of.

We Value Cultures

 

 

We are moved by good design. We look out for design inspirations from local buildings & crafts of the places we travel to. We are fascinated by old movie posters and beautiful font types. We have worked on varied design areas; design & construction of natural buildings, restoration, graphic identity & branding, upcycling furniture designs & communications.

 

 

Since last five years we are traveling and living in different places of India, Europe & Latin America. We are driving all over India in our motorbike seeking new adventures. We  believe that inspirations for art & design comes from traveling. We have met amazing people while walking in Berlin, ate mouth-watering Parathas in Ambala, got drenched in the rains of Arunachal, got lost in the narrow lanes of Mehrauli, seen the most beautiful sun set in Majuli; contemplated the emerald sea in Cap Frehel in France, and got amazed by the mountains of Changthang in Ladakh !

 

We have seen some of the most beautiful places on Earth and would like you to come along with us.

 

 

Along with our travels we are involved with offering short term educational courses, artist residencies, natural building workshops, furniture design to name a few; involving artists, designers, architects and people from varied backgrounds.

 

Every year we offer travel based programs in Ladakh, Himachal, Sikkim, North East India and in Europe in different seasons. Please get in touch to join us in our programs.

What is Beyond?

 

 

Beyond is a voice. A voice of our ideas, thoughts, opinions and aspirations. It is a courageous attempt to tell narratives of people, without carrying judgments of academic, journalistic, artistic or scholarly baggages. Beyond is an attempt to forward messages of our personal engagements with life.

 

Beyond is self initiated, designed and published bi-annually. The magazine is printed on order. To support and keep an independent voice alive, order your copy; write to us.

 

Want to become a contributor and be published? Get in touch.

Meet the Team

Get in Touch

Farside Collective is registered with Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India - Persuant to sub-section (2) of section 7 of the Companies Acts 2013 - CIN No. U92100JK2017NPL010093

We love Design

We learn by Doing

We Travel

Please drop an email at farsideindia@gmail.com to say hi !

or call  at +91-9724713515 (India) +33-769121008 (France)

We are on the road most of the times, either up in the cold Himalayas or in the misty tropical forests of North East India. We might not get back to you promptly. Please don't send emails for jobs; we don't hire, having said that we are always available for fruitful collaborations.

 

If you have a project in mind in areas of art, design, culture or travel in the places we work across Himalayas from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh, please write to us. Depending on project situations we sometimes call people for internships/volunteering opportunities.

 

Please visit us in our studio at Leh at Upper Karzoo, a small quite village just 15 mins walk from Leh Bazar.

 

 

You can join us in the travel programs we offer in the Himalayas from time to time. Please write to us if you want us to plan your travels; we will be very happy to take you to exciting places in groups or individuals. Please write to us about your interest and places you want to visit and we will get to work.

 

We are not a regular travel agency and are personally involved with every initiative. We will offer you travel programs in places we know by back of our hands and we diligently plan things till the last detail for a fruitful travel experience.