Photo Exhibition – Recreational Spaces

In many cities around the world, areas are set aside for the purpose of recreation i.e., diversion, play or reflection. There is a profound lack of such spaces in most Indian cities, and what designated spaces exist are not easily accessible – either they are built to accommodate commercial requirements (malls, cafes, etc) or they do not consider the comfort or even safety of a large number of citizens.

With the basic human need to engage in recreational activity frustrated, most people have to resort to innovation (aka jugaad) to satisfy their needs. In this series, we see people with limited means adapting themselves to a more limited environment; those with sufficient numbers reclaiming certain unused spaces for the purpose of recreation and of course those who can afford to can simply include it in their living spaces.