Maya Chowdhry

I am a writer and inTer-aCtive artist, writing poetry and making site-specific installation primarily focussing on immersive work. My writing has been published, staged and broadcast widely including BBC Radio 4.

My current work involves story-making and site-specific Installation, exploring the juxtaposition and conflicts of new technology with the ‘natural world’, utilising text, film, animation, photography and the Web.


In collaboration with Sarah Hymas, presenting works exploring the fragility of life by examining the impact of climate change on the Indian subcontinent. The Installation consists of interactive poetic sculptures that use augmented reality to illuminate anthropogenic climate change. A ripple in a pond, paper augments, images and sound dance in layers over, through and

CONTINENT CHOP CHOP: austerity, refugees and climate destruction

A story told through poetry, music and digital-media connecting legacies of inequality to climate change. Touring Oct-Dec 2015: Manchester, London, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Leeds and Leicester. // Crossing continents and historical boundaries // // colliding refugee testimony with PR speak // // imperial anthems versus Xhosa song // // with a flavour of afrobeat, experimental electronics

Tales from the Towpath

An immersive literature work for Manchester Literature Festival 2014. This transmedia work features a location based storytrail, micro-projection, origami narrowboat and a live performance on a traditional narrowboat.

Explore hidden, lost and imagined lives of Manchester with a story that runs across rivers Irwell and Medlock, the Rochdale and Bridgewater canals, linking them to iconic Manchester venues such as The Royal Exchange.


My projects include commissions, residencies and workshops using media arts and creative writing. I have been commissioned to write for stage, screen, radio and online. Below is a selection of my recent work:

Residencies and Workshops

I have worked as a writer and artist with a range of organisations such as Lets Go Global, B Arts, Northern Ballet Theatre, The Arvon Foundation and Contact (young people’s theatre) and with a range of participants, from those with little experience of the arts and creative writing, to those aspiring to become artists and writers. My projects and residencies include a diverse range of groups, including women’s groups and youth groups.