The BMW Guggenheim Lab opened this weekend in Mumbai in collaboration with the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. On the third stop of the mobile initiative, the Mumbai Lab will offer free public programs and projects throughout the city under the theme ME = WE. Conceived as an urban think tank, community center, and public gathering space, the BMW Guggenheim Lab is a global project aimed at raising awareness of important urban challenges to spark ongoing conversations around the world.
“The purpose of the BMW Guggenheim Lab is to explore urban life in the streets, and through the eyes of the people who live in cities,” says Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. “After launching the Lab in New York and taking it to Berlin, we are excited to bring this project to Mumbai, one of the most complex, populous, and culturally rich cities in the world.”
The Mumbai Lab’s six-week program will be based at a central site on the rear plaza of the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum from 3 pm to 9 pm, Mondays through Thursdays. Additional labs will be offered from 5 pm to 9 pm on specific dates in five communities throughout the city:
- Horniman Circle (Fort): December 13 to 17
- Priyadarshini Park (Malabar Hill): December 20 to 23
- Sambhaji Park (Mulund East): December 27 to 30
- Batliboy Compound (Mill Worker Colony): January 3 to 7
- Mahim Beach (Mahim): January 10 to 13
“We are pleased to collaborate with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the BMW Group to bring the BMW Guggenheim Lab Mumbai to the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum,” says Tasneem Mehta, Managing Trustee and Honorary Director, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. “We hope that our series of interactive family programs and participatory activities will inspire Mumbai’s youth to consider the future of urban life and their role in shaping it.”
To learn more, visit bmwguggenheimlab.com.