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Junuka Deshpande

Area of Practice

Visual Artist, Film maker


Bachelors in Communication Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

MA Design in Education, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore

 Work experience

  • Media Associate at National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Pune
  • Project Associate at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Port Blair
  • Visiting Faculty at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and DJ Academy of Design, Coimbatore
  • Worked as an independent visual artist and filmmaker
  • Faculty of Communication Design at D J Academy of Design, Coimbatore

Interest Area

the idea of observation and human condition in their environments; people’s stories; image making through drawing; films; photographs; writing and music

Current Practice at Srishti

Place-based learning, Making as research, Contemplative studies and practices

Creative Practice and Outreach

Working with social activists to create visual narratives of struggle and social change.

Projects showcase:

Signs and Symbols: Communication across contexts

Student presentations in class
Student presentations in class


Space and Place

Student explorations
Student explorations


7th Semester Project : Thread Stories

Thread Stories
7th Semester Project : Thread Stories