Realizing the fact that while students at CEPT have a lot of views and opinion to be shared and talked about, 19-year-old Arya Dhanda, of Faculty of Architecture, found that the campus lacked such a space.
Dhanda took it up as her studio project and began interacting with students, faculty and alumni members. Her studio 'Co-producing spaces of potentiality' draws an interesting comparison between open spaces and upcoming construction on CEPT university campus.
Speaking with DNA, she said, "We as students have a lot of views and opinions we want to voice out and various issues and concerns that need to be heard. The Navnirman andolan is a strong example of how students voices matter as it compelled dissolution of the elected government. Thus, my vision for the campus is to create a space where one could freely express oneself without any fear or judgment through graffiti."
She also found that most college campuses in the area are closed in the evenings. Students are forced to go back to their accommodation after working hours. They are often seen in cafes or window shopping as they lack a place to hangout after college. There is very less interaction between the students of different colleges on the same campus. Few psychological barriers present in the minds of students hold them back from interacting, for example, MG Science college students often do not talk to students from Ahmedabad and CEPT university due to their inferiority complex, she said.