Program for a garden of performance

The program was inspired by the readings and videos which we discussed during the period of residency and from the study of the performing arts specific to our community. After studying Gondhal and Lavani and Bharud I realized that for any of these performances there need to be explorations in a group as well as individual explorations. Following are some areas in which creative explorations … Continue reading Program for a garden of performance

What’s there in the backyard parks of Rohini?

Me: Ye jagah koi use nahi karta hai, hum ise apna adda bana sakte hai. Mohak(my childhood friend, whose house was beside park in images below) : Pata hai mummy ne bataya tha yaha saanpp bhi ghoomte hai. Yaha nahi khelna chahiye. Me: This park is visible from my house’s balcony. The back gates of other people’s homes open to this well-shaded space. We had … Continue reading What’s there in the backyard parks of Rohini?

How do we inhabit a space?

On a Monday morning, over a zoom call, we started by understanding how a space is inhabited. What are the various scales of interaction that unfold in a space? What are those distinct types of space requirements that our being needs for different interactions to happen? Solitude(Myself)      Intimacy( You + me= Us)       Congregation (We) For me, a State of solitude is a truly vulnerable state … Continue reading How do we inhabit a space?

Emotional Associational Mapping

The exercise comprised of translating five emotions into a graphic form in 30 seconds each. This gave us extraordinarily little time to think about anything. 30 seconds was just enough time to pick the available material and express. Following are the images of 5 emotions expressed peace, excitement, dissatisfaction, laziness, and confusion. I guess when we are in crunch of time, we always turn to … Continue reading Emotional Associational Mapping

Inhabitations which require Openness, Seclusion and Privacy – Mapping the Site

Congregation, intimacy, and solitude denote a different number of people inhabiting a space. When a body or several bodies come together to inhabit a space, a relationship is created within the bodies coming together and also with the space they inhabit. This exercise probed me to observe these relationships. While doing so, a few questions arose – What is the intent of these habitations? What … Continue reading Inhabitations which require Openness, Seclusion and Privacy – Mapping the Site

Understanding inhabitations and emotions on the site

After the selection of the site, the aim was to analyze the site in terms of emotional association. It is very different from the conventional methods of site analysis that I have followed throughout my architecture college. It was usually confined to the physical aspects of the site, without ever considering the inhabitation. Continue reading Understanding inhabitations and emotions on the site