The graduation project examines the ideas which could distort the linear understanding of the society we follow in the existing society. The designer takes trauma as a pivotal point to speculate on alternate visions of people subjugated under the prevalence of the social order of caste in society using the process of retwisting/reordering the timelines and assumed notions.
By employing the discursive design outline, the project constructs a framework to investigate the trauma and timeline of subaltern people and their resistance. The framework explores the significance of the perpendicularity of the backbone to the surface of the earth and its diverse interpretations across the fields. The work construct artefacts and video scenarios that re-appropriate the timeline and positions Dalit Bahujan’s spinal column on the scale of geo-trauma to caste trauma. By centring their experiences of trauma and its possibilities to restructure the Dalit Bahujan’s future. The project proposes a fiction for creating a connection between the subaltern people and technology development.
The design work does not allow to speculate on a plausible or possible future but brings the audience into a state of debate and reflection. The project's image, video, and artefacts materializing engender a new discourse. They are intended to be declarative & disrupt the systematized thoughts and allow the audience to reflect. And for healing and liberation for the oppressed
Caste, Discursive Design, Futurism, Subaltern studies, Trauma