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adaptive public spaces

adaptive public spaces
mumbai is infamous for having very few public spaces. a direct result of this is that people adapt to the existing architecture around them to claim a spot for themselves. this is predominantly seen in case of hawkers on footpaths, the homeless sleeping on dividers, railings being used to dry clothes etc.

this photo is from within a residential society in juhu scheme. the society constructed a metre high wall along its spare gate to prevent water gushing in from the road during the monsoons. this low wall now serves as a seating spot for hawkers, rickshaw drivers and urchins. the gate and the side walls form the perfect backrest, and an adjoining tree provides adequate shade...

2 reactions:

Web-OJ said...

Oh Bombay looks so bright and lovely. Home! That's where my heart is.

I wish the pic was smaller. Took me forever to have a dekho as my connection at home is a dial-up!

kunal bhatia said...

@ web-oj: bombay IS home-sweet-home!
i had smaller photo sizes as my template earlier, but i think this one works much better for photoblogs.

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