It was an exciting experience, with thirty creatives and researchers from UK and India coming together to discuss and build prototypes for future cities. After exploring the city of Ahmedabad, several talks about the concepts, problems and potential of future cities we came up with various radical and not-so-radical ideas. Week 2 was all about trying to put together a concept prototype. A quick snapshot of our project is on the UnBox website here.
Update: Our project got funded by the AHRC. More on this soon!
Below are some images of the mNap concept my team came up with. It's about tackling the rising noise pollution in todays cities and future cities. And how we can help out by creating better spaces, and educating people about how this adversely affects their health.
The m-Nap is a mobile sound-resistant pod created for a moment of peace and quiet in the increasingly noisy cities of our future. Made with found and borrowed local materials in Ahmedabad.
A woman sits inside the m-Nap to listen to our curated sound track. It is designed to sensitise the ear to healthy sound levels.
Kids play with the megaphone prop we created as part of our campaign against unhealthy noise pollution.