What we call a ‘city’ is made up of many different representations and imaginations of those who inhabit it. There is a constant negotiation of these imaginations. Amidst globalisation there also a power at play with the City imagined and the City inhabited. This visual volume is an understanding of this politics of City making.
The book is a collage of the City of Chennai. We documented the then cultural landscape of the city seen through the lenses of Museum Exhibition and Backyard. By placing issues contradictory in nature viz., everyday practices and aspirations alongside the form of a city, changing food patterns and their geographies, documenting the history of Chennai through the Buckingham Canal.
In spite of a decade old study, its reflections are more exaggerated on the streets of Chennai today.
|Typology||Research, Graphic Design|
|Collaboration||Srivathsan, MSS Pandian|
|Design Team||Mahesh Radhakrishnan, Arutchelvi, Jayan Durairathinam, D Vijay|