Sem 09| Spatialities of Life

Thesis Projects of 2021-22

Prasad Shetty
The following questions steered the thesis process this year for the final year students:
What is the relationship between environmental flows and spatiality (of comfort, energy conservation, experience and care)?

What is the relationship between care and spatiality of a neighbourhood of mumbai?

How does the architecture of a neighbourhood lend itself to producing social security and resources for its inhabitants?

How does spatiality shape and is shaped by a neighbourhood community?

What do different kinds of open spaces in different kinds of neighborhoods offer for production of life?

How does the meeting of the vertical built forms and horizontal streets create varying degrees of publicness in urban spaces?

What kind of spatiality increases the effectiveness of protests and resistances?

What spatiality makes an open space into public space?

How do trends on social media influence current practices of space making amongst architects?

How do mechanisms of the digital realm shape the nature, sense, practice and physicality of space?

What are the spatialities of inter-species relationships?

What are the mechanics of the uncanny and how can they be strategized into architectural processes?

How do shadows create intimate conditions and configurations of space within a neighbourhood?

What is the spatiality of dream experiences?
What are the implications of the digital in the sense of space and how does it affect perception?

How does caste play a significant role in shaping the spatiality of Konkan villages?

How does class shape the idea of leisure space and time?

What is the relationship between architecture, chronic practices and conflict?

How does spatiality of contested spaces lend itself to produce overlaps?

How does the practice of  Vastu-Shastra shape spatiality and life? What is the role of (imagined) images in spatial aspirations?

What is the idea of ‘home’ and how does it get produced each time an individual migrates?

What kind of spatial configurations provide for making home on a street?

How do practices shape the sense of claim on the street?

How does the sense of property shape the experience of space?

What is the architecture of mass living in peri urban areas of metropolitan cities?

What is the relationship between narratives (of all kinds - fiction, memories, legends, rumours) and imagination / experience / practice of space?

What is the role of architecture of interstitial spaces in shaping urban life and space?

How does the physicality of a public space assist the human senses to mobilise the experiences it generates while we are within its space?
What is the relationship between the public and the research space?

What are the psycho-social dimensions of spatiality in a school?

How do ‘Degrees of exclusivity’ get produced within architectural and formal conditions of Educational Campuses?

How does memory shape spatial experience?

How does the urban form of an urban village historically transform?

What is the relationship between this historically transforming form and life in the village?

How do work practices in pastoral settlements shape the sense of space?

How does public infrastructure lend themselves in creating urban ecologies?

How do conditions of work & living shape and redefine the boundaries of private and public spaces within a house form?

What is the relationship between routine and spatiality?

What physical changes do people make in their workspaces to adapt to their environment?

How does memory create a sense of space for a transformed street?

How do certain built-forms in the city become obsolete?

What is the architecture of transformation of chawl, which retains the life of the inhabitants?

How do everyday practices shape urban form in case of public spaces and vice-versa?