I always wonder “What represents the city?”
Like all buildings, Hospitals, High rises, Railway stations, Institutes.
Like Music, Art, Theater, Elements, Stories, Mysteries, Technology.
I believe cities are our anecdotes, identities, mysteries creating a chaotic art that can be analyzed in infinite ways. They shape us, creating a place for our sorrow and happiness, of our joy and discovery, of our culture and belief, of our community and experiencing self. I formerly had a dream about the perspective from my window narrating the tale with different compositions and reviving the essence of social engagement which has vanished in the 21st century.
“A view through my window”
Sitting in a bay window,
With the cup of tea,
Feeling the cool breeze and staring outside,
I saw vivid chequered glass windows,
With contrasting dark color huge textured walls,
Leading to a narrow pathway carved out of stone,
Engaging people to cross the paths,
Conversing, sharing joy and sadness,
In the presence of falling leaves,
Brought a smile on my face,
As I was interpreting stories through my window,
A community is full of explorers, thinkers, dreamers crossing the path of each other should be the core notion of the cities. I believe we can organize paths in a specific manner which will enrich the values of the society. India is a country known for its moralities, culture, and beliefs which should never be mistaken while designing cities. We restored our historical buildings and monuments to preserve our values and architectural manifestation interpreted in the building but I was always wondering if anyone will preserve our buildings or cities constructed in the 21st century? Our major obstacle is that we have executed mass production of buildings and ignored the living people in the society. But it is said that it is never late to restart and reconsider.
In the 21st century, it is a crucial time which would be a choice for an extreme idea considering the next generations to learn, creating our cities more uniquely poetic rather than analogous.