chartered waters

soha gandhi

The project speculates the future of the Sabarmati river in the city of Ahmedabad. It visualizes a scenario where the river has been granted the status of living personhood which gives it the ability to be visible in the court of law and to have its voice heard as a person protected under the law. It fundamentally transforms the way in which people value the river. This approach treats the river as a living entity, as an indivisible whole instead of treating it from a perspective of ownership and management.

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designing water infrastructure for civic expression