Virtually Walking Mumbai

This beautiful walk took place on 12/09/2020 from 2pm to 4pm via Zoom application. It was organised by the staff of St. Teresa’s Institute of Education and the event was coordinated by Dr.Joan Lopes and Dr.Reshma Rodrigues. The event was hosted by Alisha Sadikot who is a Post-Graduate Diploma in Heritage and Museum Education and Interpretation from the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), Newcastle University (2011). She Uses walking tours as a tool to encourage creative and critical public engagement with Mumbai's urban histories, art and museum collections. Her practice focuses on broadening art, museum and heritage conversations through the In-heritage Project (since 2015) and Art walks Mumbai, which she co-founded in 2017. Formerly, Alisha was curator, Education and Outreach, at the Dr. Bhau Sahi Lad Mumbai City Museum from 2012 to 2015 where she helped develop the museum's popular learning programme.
There were 59 participants for this event. The main objective of this event was to give us information and knowledge about the history of Bombay (today known as Mumbai) and how we can inculcate such heritage walks in our classrooms and explain the history about the place we are living in to our students. We were taken 300 years back when Bombay was just 7 Islands and then were brought back to the present, how Bombay is today turned into Mumbai, through Maps and pictures. As students/participants we learnt many new and interesting facts which we never knew about Mumbai. Also, history gets boring sometimes however, by showing the map and the different places and giving us in depth information and facts kept us glued throughout the session. It was indeed a pleasure and an amazing way of learning.