A new darkroom attached to Centre d’Art, Citadines was inaugurated on Friday 8th August, 2020.
The darkroom is to be used for the processing of film and for printing of analogue photographs. It is primarily funded by Centre d’Art, which was founded by Dominique Darr, herself an analogue photographer, who spent a large chunk of her life in Auroville documenting the development and evolution of the city, especially the construction of the Matrimandir. Hence this darkroom is also to help preserve her legacy and also that of Giorgio Molinari who also spent an inordinate amount of time documenting the important happenings in Auroville, initially through analogue and later and through digital photography. He, along with several other Aurovilians, were instrumental in donating a lot of equipment and chemicals for this darkroom.