Images from the sustainability presentations across Roti, Kapada, Makaan, Bijlee, Rojgaar. More to come.
Prof. M P Rajan
Prof. M P Rajan
Download the full set of scenario images from the class as an A4 size pdf file 11.9 MB size from this link here (DCC2009_EP Scenarios.pdf) and as a quicktime movie of 24.2 MB size at this link here (DCC2009_EP Scenarios.mov). Village name is used as a prefix followed by the student name and then the image number in both the pdf file as well as the quicktime movie.
Scenario images as a visual recall and reflection on a real experience.
Image 01: Thumbnail images of six selected student representations from the Bhoira Village group.
Image 02: Another six images from the Bhoira group.
Image 03: Thumbnails from the Gundala village.
Image 04: Further six scenarios from the Gundala village.
Image 05: Six scenarios from the Hingolgadh village.
Image: 06: Next batch of six scenarios from Hingolgadh.
Sharing the visualization of ones experience: Preparing for team work through articulation of ones deep insights and experiences.
Image 01: Scenario presentation to the whole class on Saturday morning in the NID Foyer area. Forty six of the students had completed their work and come forward to share their experiences during their Environmental Perception course at Gundala, Hingolgadh and Bhoira villages in Rajkot District of Gujarat.
Image 02: Two examples of scenario visualization from the Gundala group taken at random from the display softboard.
Image 03: Students from all three groups volunteered to make presentations and after the first round some were invited by faculty to come forward and share their scenarios with a rich discourse of their insights as well as intangible experiences and feelings. It is this rich discourse that makes design discussions so compelling and insightful to team members. This is also an opportunity for the individual to reflect on ones experience with an external model as an aide memoir and in the process discover deeper patterns that may not have been apparent when the scenario was being created in the first place.
Image 04: Hingolgadh village study team in front of their display softboard before commencement of the presentations. Those not present missed the interesting session.
Image 05: Bhoira village study team in front of their display softboard. Those not present missed the discussions in the class.
Image 06: Gundala village study team was the biggest group but even here some students missed the presentation. Those who missed the event have been asked to submit the work on Monday for a final submission and we hope that they comply with the requirements of this assignment.
Visualising the Rural Experience from the Environmental Perception visit to Hingolgadh, Bhoira and Gundala in one single half-imperial size sheet.
Image 01: DCC teachers reviewing the course strategy together and looking at books on sustainability before the class session starts on Monday.
Image 02: Environmental Perception course had all the Foundation students travel to the villages for a full week in the field. On their return the course teachers reviewed all the work done in the form of drawings and evaluated the student through a visible process. Each student showed their work in a compact display in the NID foyer over a three day period.
Image 03: The DCC Black Board that shows the concepts that were explored in the class leading up to the setting of the scenario visualization assignment. The context is the DCC course areas of Roti, Kapada, Makkan, Bijlee and Rozgaar – Food, Clothing, Housing, Energy and Employment – all political issues as well as design opportunity areas for all of us.
Image 04: An example of the Calico Museum visit scenario visualization (as a 14.6 mb movie) that was prepared in 1999 by Debashree as part of the DCC course. Each student had made their own version of the visit scenario and each was as different as the person who made the drawing. Debashree is seen in her picture wearing a white kurta and a polka-dot pant. This was one of the amazing expressions from that class.
Image 05: The students who stayed back at NID sat through the three hour long discussion about scenario visualization and about the nature of design as we know it today. They shared with the teachers and the class many of their insights from the recent visit to the village.