‘Fluid‘ is a melting pot of like-minded musicians, poets, brand marketers, entertainment entrepreneurs, architects, and people from various walks of life who imbibe different skills from each other, erasing the lines between different creative professions and revelling in the joy of discovering multiple talents within themselves.Krishan Jagota talks about the inception behind ‘Fluid’, a community that creates inspiring experiences through poetry, story-telling, magic, and music, in a tet-e-tet with Loudest.in
Having studied at HTW Berlin and worked at Schlagheck Design in Munich, Krishan Jagota moved to India four years ago, who is presently working as a Lead Industrial Designer and Brand Strategist at Sideways Consulting, Mumbai. Being inquisitive and doing multiple things at a time were Jagota’s idea of peace, rather than sitting at one place with his eyes closed…and while in the midst of everything he wanted to be an expert at one thing and so emerged ‘Fluid.’
Talking about its inception Jagota said, “Berlin truly exposed me to a lot of experiences in terms of arts, music, graffiti, and experiments in the visual arts, as even the youngsters there inspires me. So, in terms of creating ‘Fluid’, it developed in my mind in a span of past 7 years going back to 2012. But, it was in the last 3 years that I truly conceptualized it to bring together the art community together and started organizing smaller events at my house.”
So why ‘Fluid’ as the name, answered Jagota, “I think fluid is the origin of everything, Fluid is the state from which we all start, as we are always forming and reaching somewhere. But, when we define ourselves and think that we have reached our destination, it’s when we stop growing. Thus, fluid is an ongoing process and there is so much to explore in life across multi-dimensions of human existence. We need to get over the limitations like ‘age’ which is just a number, or why people think that they have two left feet, and they can’t dance. So fluid is your own space where people come out of their limitations, relax and explore their creativity. So if you are a doctor or a lawyer and you are unable to give much time to your art, Fluid can be a platform for you, where you come and rekindle your fluidity.”
Talking about the community, Jagota says, “Fluid is a community which is open to people who are inspiring enough to share what they have and are also inspired and fluid to learn. It is all about bringing together people of similar mindsets, who are open to learn and educate. So it’s a conscious decision to keep away from the labels, with which I mean of experts who feel that a particular way is the only right way to do things because then it stops there the process of teaching and learning, which is an ongoing process throughout one’s life… It’s more the nature than the profession so fluid stands for that.”
‘Eunoia’ presented by ‘Fluid’ in Mumbai at the Ecole Intuit Lab, was indeed a place to aspire and inspire, which saw like-minded seekers, creators, ideators, storytellers and learners who presented creativity at their best through their respective mediums of expression.