Modern human lives in created spaces. One that we take for granted . How did the city we live in evolve into the complex being that It now is? Why is that the towns and the homes we build affect our mentality? What can we do to enrich our daily experience of our environment and what stakes do we have in the cities and communities we build? Why is the law and policy making idealistic ? How do we express the nature of the social , moral and ethical fabric of our culture that governs our conducts on the community and individual level?
While such questions need pondering and complex thinking, it can be said with absolute conviction that in understanding the designs of our laws , our policies , our cities , our homes and our thinking , we are enabled to map a system of thought and reflect on the ethos and organization that we covertly follow in our daily conduct. From the design of our living spaces to the design of our nation , our constitution and our body of laws, are we aware of the schools of thought and interventions that shaped our present reality . Are we able to understand the forces imagined and real that project our experience in shades of grey . There is much in our past that enrich us and help us understand the choices we make . With an event such as Kerala Architecture Festival SPACES we wish to shine light on the context and the nature of design and aesthetic sense we have culminated towards as communal and social beings!
At SPACES , lets talk about the design of things both imagined and real , about the individual and the community , of the cities and the stories within , of histories and its characters, of objects that have made us modern , of people that shaped our social thinking , of nature and how we inherit the all that make up the planet , of laws and disagreements , of our attire and the natural , political and theological musings of the clothing we adorn, of Gods metaphorical and definitive , lets talk about the stories we tell and the films we showcase.
This and many more, is a summation of our culture , one when we take to practice becomes our politics and our ethical interfaces of social living.
Lets talk about it ? Take it apart and put many minds into discussing and dissecting all that we have constructed from the past that we wheel into the present.