A.C.T.I.V.E. – Altering Cognition Through Interactive & Voluntary Engagement
Ar. Snehal Gaikwad
Ar. Milind Amle, Ar. Swati Chokshi, Ar. Rajratna Jadhav, Ar. Snehal Gaikwad, Ar. Swapna Hankare, Ar. Richa Raut, Ar. Yagnik Bathija, Ar. Neha Panchal, Ar. Porus Master, Ar. Rahul Manohar, Ar. Sanjay Mehta
The project is an attempt towards reviving the social aspect in the daily lives of the habitants in Versova Koliwada by conservation and convergence of the existing patterns of livelihood. Inducing interdependent configurations of engagement keeping occupation and culture as catalysts will not only improve their cognitive capabilities, but also harness the declining sense of belonging and reduce threats of commodification that the community is facing or would face in the near future.
The design focuses on creating a mélange of micro social transitional spaces that encourage cross interactions between the community members by reviving the traditional socialism aspect which somewhere has become Vulnerable and fast diminishing. The design forms a platform for exchange In terms of occupational, cultural & other ancillary topics. Creating a circuit of socialism within the design and around the design allows multiple points to activate ranging from micro social spaces ideal for one on one interaction to macro social volumetric spaces that can indulge the Entire community. There by increasing and reviving the existing social Essence of the community and in turn improving the overall work and living Environment & cognitive wellbeing.