As part of Syracuse Architecture’s “Climate Utopia Studio” and +3 Degrees: The Village of Global Warming exhibition in New York City, this project explores the city of Bangalore, India and the conditions that strain the city’s hydrological systems in the wake of global climate change. While the coastal areas of India are threatened with severe conditions surrounding an uncontrollable over abundance of water (i.e. flooding), the threat to central India is the lack of water. In-land cities such as Bangalore have depended on natural aquifers and man-made lakes that have since dried up. In these hydrologically endangered cities, water becomes a scarce commodity, yet the bodies of water have been polluted and neglected. “Lake-Scape” re-frames the lake as a socio-politico entity that promotes an alternative to existing infrastructure and natural resources.
Location Bangalore, India
Type Academic, Urbanism, Ecological Resiliency, Landscape
Team Akhil Arun, (Brittany) Ching Huen Leung
Advisors Kristian Koreman (ZUS / Zones Urbaines Sensibles), Negar Sanaan Bensi (TU Delft)