Conversations for a Greener Future! AVID x CSMVS debut Sustainability NOW on AVID Online

As a part of Avid Learning’s ongoing robust digital campaign, AVID Online – where #LearningNeverStops – we are delighted to announce that we have collaborated with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) to present Sustainability NOW – a new series of targeted online episodes aimed at converting audiences into change makers and active catalysts and custodians of a greener future.

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Under this banner, we will present one episode every week which will touch upon topics such as sustainable architecture, emergence of slow fashion and future trends in the industry, the development of eco-friendly materials, the role of the arts in spreading awareness about environmental degradation as well as, effective and creative waste management practices and processes and much more.

Catch the likes of Shonan Purie Trehan, Hema Shroff Patel, Zuzana Gombosova, Shashank Nimkar, Priya Thuvassery, Ekta Rajani, Sajid Wajid Shaikh and many more!

We kick off this thought-provoking series with an episode on ‘Building Beyond 2020’ with Founder and Principal Architect, Language.Architecture.Body (LAB) Shonan Purie Trehan on Wednesday, May 6th 2020

We live in a time when sustainability is a buzzword on everyone’s lips as we wake up to the reality that a fundamental shift is required in almost all aspects of how we live. With all the changes and shifts occurring in the world at this time, we believe that it is critical to keep the conversation on sustainability alive and ongoing now more than ever. We now need to devise ways and models of working that keep people, prosperity, and the planet in equilibrium.

Tune in to our social media platforms every week for an innovative episode that will focus on the various aspects of sustainability and the environment across multiple genres and disciplines!

When: 7:00 PM

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About Partners

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu is one of the premier art and history museums in India. Founded in the early 1900s, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is a Grade I Heritage Building and part of the UNESCO world heritage precinct in Mumbai. Today, it projects itself as a Museum of Ideas for the future and brings to the fore histories and narratives from the past that promise to shape our future. Through a wide and dense network of educational programming, exhibitions and talks the Museum promotes a cross disciplinary and plural idea of the arts. It also aims at creating awareness and sensitivity towards our rich heritage through a visitor-friendly space for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment of the public. The Museum offers a perfect leisure day out for all its visitors where you can engage with a world-class art collection and participate in fun-n-learn activities. In 2019 it opened the new childrens museum, a facility for young visitors that can help them think critically.

Avid Learning, the cultural philanthropy arm of the Essar Group founded in 2009 has, over the past decade, grown into one of Mumbai’s leading public programming platforms and is firmly entrenched in the country’s wider cultural ecosystem. Over the years, AVID has gained a reputation for curating thought provoking, innovative and path-breaking content that is intellectually and creatively stimulating and engages with a variety of topical subjects and trends. Our thoughtfully curated and diverse events embrace the spirit of collaboration to bring together the best of Indian and international writers, artists, intellectuals, cultural experts, policymakers and industry leaders across Visual Art, Literature, Culture and Heritage, Education, Design & Technology and the Performing Arts through engaging and dynamic formats like panel discussions, workshops & master classes, roundtables, lecture demonstrations, festival platforms, symposiums & conferences, multidisciplinary performances and walkthroughs. We seek to democratize the arts, create new audiences, and deepen engagement by providing a platform that gives equal access and opportunity to new learners, fresh voices and nascent minds in order to nurture future stakeholders for the creative community in India. To date, AVID has conducted over 1150 programs and connected with more than 140,000 individuals, a widely eclectic group of life-long learners including students, patrons, practitioners, influencers, thought leaders and cultural & creative enthusiasts in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Goa and Gujarat. We have also made our mark internationally, with events and collaborations in Dubai and New York. We regularly collaborate and partner with institutions, organisations and initiatives like the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), one of the apex bodies that impact cultural policy and the creative sector as a whole. We have been at the helm of programming at the Royal Opera House, Mumbai India’s only surviving Opera House since its reopening in 2016. We believe in the importance of arts for social change and we regularly offer our support and platforms for Social Advocacy. Thanks to a dedicated and innovative team, as well as a growing and evolving community of learners, AVID continues to give truth to the belief that Learning Never Stops! To keep updated and attend our events, like us on, follow us on and Instagram: @avidlearning or log onto