Sherna Dastur

Sherna Dastur (born 1971, lives in New Delhi, India) is a graphic designer and filmmaker. Her film Manjuben Truck Driver (2002) has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States, and the International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, among several other festivals. Her recent design work includes Project Cinema City (eds. Madhusree Dut ta, Kaushik Bhaumik, and Rohan Shivkumar, Tulika Books, 2013), Trace Retrace: Paintings, Nilima Sheikh (ed. Kumkum Sangari, Tulika Books, 2013), and The Khoj Book, 1997–2007: Contemporary Art Practice in India (ed. Pooja Sood, Harper Collins, 2010). She has also worked on a range of interventions for social campaigns and films on issues of fundamentalism and women’s rights. She has taught the foundation course of colour and form as visiting faculty at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, also her alma mater. Dastur has been collaborating on The Sovereign Forest since 2011, experimenting with making paper and the handmade books, and designing the installation as it travels and evolves.