At the beginning of 2020, Science Gallery Bengaluru decided to participate in the UN’s initiative to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development as they declared 2020 the International Year of Plant Health. To support and promote this, Science Gallery Bengaluru chose this as the theme for their first exhibition of the year— Phytopia. The name itself indicates towards the idea of a world with plant-like characteristics. The student began by acquainting herself to how Science Gallery envisioned Phytopia to be. As the pandemic situation still continues, the exhibition could not be mounted on a physical space. Phytopia was hosted online from August 21, 2020 to August 30, 2020; the archived version is available on Science Gallery Bengaluru’s website.
Keywords: digital media, experimenting with art, online exhibition, plant life, science and design