Liberty, Art & Culture Seminars
What is LACS?
Ever thought about:
Is ART for the masses? WHO will look after the Taj Mahal?
threat to Indian Culture? Market or State: Who is good for the arts? Are we cultural pessimists or optimists? Liberty
& equality: can we have both? Individual & Society: A Conflict? Has our
culture become commercial? Are Indians free to
express? Censor the Censors?
Are businessmen moral? What is creativity?
No? Thats what LACS is about!
Getting to look at things differently. Its not about making you sit
and take down notes. LACS is a four-day residential seminar
exclusively for students or recent graduates of media, literature,
performing & creative arts to provide a greater
understanding of the society and culture, within the classical liberal framework that emphasises limited government, rule of law, free trade, and individual
Its a platform to explore
ideas in a rigorous four days through working Groups where YOU do the
talking/ field exercises: Get to know the REAL thing/ documentary
screenings & interactive discussions with Filmmakers & Experts/
chit-chat over coffee and food!
students are selected through an application process.
Participants will bear travel costs to the venue. Room & board will be
provided by CCS!
How to participate?
What are we
A open mind, Loads of enthusiasm and a strong Desire for CHANGE!
Who is eligible?
College students currently enrolled in an under-grad/ post-grad
program or recent graduates from any of the following streams: media,
literature, performing arts/ creative arts
Be on the lookout for the LACS dates and cities for 2006
LACS Before & After
Getting geared up for LACS
See what you think about issues. Take the
Read articles related to LACS themes. Download the
Following up on
Seminar graduates compete for a
chance to attend seminars in US.
eCatalyst: An online
newsletter of, for and by LSS and LACS Grads.
Participate in Liberalism in Life
Make a film on livelihood! Participate in
Start a Friends of Freedom Group
in your city
Join team CCS
LACS So Far
We have organised five
Liberty, Art & Culture Seminars since 2003. Click on the links to know
New Delhi: October 6-9 Program Details
Mumbai: November 24-27 Program Details
New Delhi: August 26-29
Kolkata: November 4-7 Program Schedule
New Delhi: November 27-30
I have a lot of questions that
are left unanswered, but this seminar has taught me to search the answers
Ranjana Kumari, LACS Delhi 2005
I got a chance to be damn honest and
have learnt to welcome others' opinions.
Somolekha Sur, LACS Kolkata 2004
A worthful experience with lots to gain, profuse intellectual
discourse and great people to meet- thats what LACS experience is all
Pranav Prakash, LACS Delhi 2004
Wake up, look around, question, and make your difference.
Swati Chawla, LACS Delhi 2004
It not only showed me the way to develop India, but developed me
individually as well.
Rohit Raman, LACS Delhi 2004
LACS Kolkata 2004 was an enriching, informative experience that
prompted us to think beyond the apparent and obvious.
Chintan Girish Modi, LACS Kolkata 2004
I am leaving with many questions unanswered, but the point is, now
at least I have questions and I am sure I will find the answers. Thank you
Venkatam Reddy, LACS Delhi
Doubts? Questions? Contact Us
Want to contact a LACS
Swati Chawla Email:
Program Coordinator, Centre for Civil
K-36 Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 110016