Some more documentation on one of the sites in 1Shanthtiroad, on the corner right opposite the gallery. It’s the site referenced by Cop Shiva in his Concrete Dreams photo essay. I shot some video of Bangalore’s overwhelming traffic below the flyover on KH Road / Mission Road a few hundred meters away. You can see bits of that flyover on very left of the image (the little white car).
Suresh Jayaram has been so kind to show me around the 1Shanthiroad neighbourhood and introduced me to different concepts of Emptylands as they exist in Bangalore. 1. Shanthiroad The privately owned Emptyland right next to 1Shantiroad Gallery. It is inhabited by a couple of families living in metal shags and serves as private parking for cars, motorcycles and autos (three wheeled taxis). The caretaker and other men meet at its ... more »
Concrete dreams 0n wasteland site Bangalore, a city of migrants, has been growing vertically with concrete structures going skywards relentlessly. The migrant labourers, who are the creators of these concrete structures, meanwhile, stay grounded, struggling for survival, craning their necks and gaping at buildings growing taller.The waste land become a site for construction. The process of concreting roofs is a dramatic one-stretch event, and is the D day in the ... more »
Wasteland in Bangalore/India The story of a city and its spaces. Bangalore is a city of contrasts and conflicts,tradition and modernity coexist like the rest of India.This City is a hub for science and technology,it is symbolic of the “new India”.Bangalore has become a center for information technology and biotech companies. The city has small town attitude but a booming urban metropolis. It was dubbed to be “garden city” and soon was invaded ... more »