Gardening culture in India takes many forms, mainly depending on the geographical region and the level of urbanization. While big detached houses with lush lawns might be a common sight in the more rural areas, As we move towards the bigger cities it becomes less and less of an occurrence. This project focuses on the urban side of the coin, exploring the various restrictions that are unique to the urban lifestyle, and how one can overcome them to provide people with the optimum gardening experience.
With more and more of the population moving towards big urban centers in pursuit of better jobs, education and lifestyle, Urbanization is bound to happen at a really fast pace. And when things change rapidly, it’s not always in the healthiest way. Gardening is a hobby practiced by a significant chunk of the population. However, urban sprawl isn’t necessarily best suited for this activity. There are plenty of limiting factors inhibiting individuals from fully appreciating and enjoying this hobby. This project hopes to answer those concerns.
The brief gave me the chance to explore ceramic as a medium, utilize the properties exclusive to it and to answer some of the most common yet overlooked problems in modern day gardening. In another minor brief, what the student took up was to photograph and document Kuprkabi’s works over its 30 years of operation as a studio. This gave her the opportunity to experience the complete collection of Kuprkabi’s works over the years and see firsthand how an actual working studio operates and the sheer volume and variety of work that comes out of a single organization. This was challenging, but this project proved to be a great learning experience when it came to testing the limits of the medium.
Ceramic, Garening, Photography, Planter, Urban