10 November 2014
It’s a widely recognised fact that in the last couple of months, Hauz Khas Social has steadily risen to become one of the country’s most popular venues. Of course, what makes it unique is that it functions not just as an entertainment venue, but also as a workspace.
The launch of its latest, member driven hub, cheekily dubbed the ‘antiSOCIAL’, is testimony to that achievement. Like the name suggests, antiSOCIAL is the antithesis of its counterpart – the venture aims to kick ‘normal’ out onto the curb and encourages members to collaborate and expand beyond their comfort zones.
The massive, yet intimate launch of the antiSOCIAL will take place on Tuesday 11 November and you can expect to see a bunch of SOCIAL regulars there. To attend you just need to drop an email to this address, along with your name and contact details. We suggest you RSVP as soon as possible, as entry is limited.
The huge new space is located right above the Social we already know and love, but trades the rustic feel of its counterpart with a clean, open appearance to match the spectacular view of the locale’s reservoir. The venue will be divided into two areas – the first will soon be converted to an extension of their workspace (apply here if you want in) and the second will be a member programmed and driven zone dedicated to pushing their talent in film, art, music and writing - the avenues are limitless, really.
antiSOCIAL has already got a number of events lined up over the coming weeks, either by or curated with the help of its members. First up is the premier screening of the short film ‘Alfiya’ on Thursday 13 November from the team at Lights on Films that’s worth dropping by for (have a look at their fantastic trailer to get an idea of what to expect). There’s no rest at Social – the next day will see the closing performance of the Gig Week which has been running since 8 November (more info available here).
Su Real’s ‘Trapistan’ album launch and the UnBox Festival will also be held at the antiSOCIAL, along with the pre-party for the Magnetic Fields Festival, details of which will be announced shortly on our Facebook and Twitter.
Check out antiSOCIAL’s Facebook event for further details.
Words: Diya Gupta