Welcome to Srishti Madurai
Srishti Madurai is a space which explores the interrelations of nature, human and society via the conscious or unconscious sediments of the members who constitute Srishti Madurai in a parallel, interdisciplinary, multiple and universal approach.
Srishti Madurai was established on 2nd September 2011 by Gopi Shankar in Madurai as The first Genderqueer & LGBTQIA student volunteer group designed to target specifically to the problems of queer people in non-metro cities of Tamil Nadu. Rather than creating awareness Srishti started to educate both community and the public about Gender Politics and issues regarding Gender & Sexuality.
Later in 2012 Srishti completely turned as a student volunteer Genderqueer & LGBTQIA Literature, Research & Resource circle to build the human resources, resources on Genderqueer & LGBTQIA in regional language with theoretical base in pan cultural context of India. Also such an initiative is of first of its kind in any LGBTQIA group in India. Our Science, Arts, Philosophy club further aims to approach the alternate sexualities and genders from a scientific, sociological, anthropological, psycho analytical, religious, philosophical and political perspective and impart people with the scientific knowledge of queer community.
Srishti Madurai in 2013 has an entirely new dimension of turning into a space that extends beyond the gender and sexuality, which was its initial focus. Now it is a space which incorporates Science, Arts, Philosophy etc, aiming at the intersections of Nature, Human and society.