December 2016 - July 2017
August -September 2017
October - November 2017
December 2017 - March 2018
Research, planning, identifying partners/collaborators, and resources generation.
8 performer-facilitators gather. Orientation and training workshops begin to prepare for the recce.
The recce begins. Group of 14 people – comprising of performer-facilitators, project facilitator, project coordinators, and documenters - travel to experience and study the finer aspects of the journey, such as - travel times, geographies, life on the platforms, flow of people, etc. The trains and routes followed are the same as the main journey.
Team returns and begins an intensive process of rehearsing/preparing for the main journey.
Main journey begins. UR/Unreserved (comprising of the same 14 people) will move through the train, engaging people in conversations around identity through poetry, songs, and magic tricks. Simultaneously, Platform1 is created and showcased in 4 places – Dhemaji (Assam), Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Irinjalakuda (Kerala), and Bangalore (Karnataka).
Travelling exhibition that will share the learnings of the journey with the young in schools and colleges. Final accounting and reports.