Friday, November 27, 2009

Wire City series








This body of work explores the intersection between the physical construction of cities and the society it breeds.

I have been interested in the urban villages that are within Delhi, I did not understand them when I first moved to Delhi, they were not really slums, Sib had pointed them out and explained it to me, The objective of having these urban villages was not to disturb the dwellings of the villagers and therefore keep it out of city planning norms, but over the years what have emerged out of it are rather little pockets of complete chaos.

The people living in these villages are marginalized; they hardly have any access to clean, air, water, electricity, drainage systems or sometime even basic sunlight. In the other hand, the idea of such urban villages is unrealistic because they ignore broader social and economic realities. The ability to create self-contained villages within a huge metropolis city is questionable as employment and activity patterns continue to become more complex.

5 comments:

Aditya Pawar said...

Really like your city series! wonder how i haven't seen it before. : )
success!

Shweta Mohapatra said...

Powar!! these were a prat of my show at India Habitat center, in May. I am working on some new stuff, will show when you are here in dec :)

aindri said...

wow these are really nice..:)

AshtiN said...
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AshtiN said...

wow.......
those colours' got something really enchanting ;)