Sustainable Systems – “I Wish” Mindmap

In this class, we made a list of all the things that bothered us. They could be as little as possible. Next, we came up with solutions to solve these problems on our own. We also included queries that arised from those solutions. Advertisements

Sustainable Systems – Case Study on Infosys CSR Activities

Corporate Social Responsibility of Infosys Technology Ltd.: Corporate Social Responsibility is a concept wherein large organizations, based upon the impact of their activities on customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment, consider the interests of society for all aspects of their daily operations. India is one of the first countries in the world to make…

Sustainable Systems – Up-cycle

Note: The Desk Lamp and the Miniature Chandelier were made by my classmate Alefiyah Lakdawala and me. I made the final Lamp by myself. Four Legged Duck Lamp: The body of the lamp was made using an old bowl found in my mother’s kitchen. I ‘ve stuck the heads of old spoons, onto the duck,…

Sustainable Systems – Sustainable Systems in our Surroundings

Sustainable Processes in my Surroundings: Composting of Organic Waste in my Complex: A decade ago, the waste from all the flats of our complex was collected in one big pile which was in turn picked up by the local municipality for further disposal. However, at one General Body Meeting of the complex, it was decided…

Sustainable Systems – Sustainable processes in Nature

Simple Sustainable Process in Nature: Oxygenic Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis is the process used by plants, algae and bacteria to harness ghe energy of the sun and convert it into chemical energy.   Photosynthetic processes can be of two types ; oxygenic photosynthesis and anoxygenic photosynthesis.During oxygenic photosynthesis, light energy reduces Carbon Dioxide and oxidizes water to…

Integrative Seminar – Indian Truck Art Research Paper Revised II

INDIAN TRUCK ART Atika Amonker ISDI Section G February 6, 2017   A prominent feature of Indian highways are brightly decorated trucks that travel the length and breadth of the country’s roads.[1] This paper considers a few examples of the elements of iconography seen on Indian trucks. What do these colourful icons mean? We see…

Integrative Seminar – Poem Reviews

LAZY JANE – SHEL SILVERSTEIN “Lazy Jane” is a simple poem written by Shel Silverstein. And its very simplicity is what makes it so appealing. The reason  I chose to review this poem is because it was one of the few poems that I came across where the illustration plays a very important part. Although…

Project Week – Dotting the “I”. Crossing the “tea”.

Dotting the “i”. Crossing the “tea”.   When you think of India, the first beverage that comes to your mind is chai. As a country, it runs on chai. In India it is understood that when you graduate from drinking Bournvita to chai is when you are slowly transitioning into adulthood. My journey with Chai…

Sustainable Systems – Growth through Resilience:

Recently, students of the Foundation Course at ISDI Parsons, were taken on a study tour to Dehna Village in Maharashtra.   What I realized through this visit of mine was that although the people of this remote village face more troubles than we one could ever imagine, they still manage to overcome them with great…

Integrative Studio 2-Indian Truck Art

I’ve always been fascinated with Indian Truck Art. So when my Studio faculty told us that we need to pick a topic of interest to work on for the rest of the Semester, I knew exactly what it had to be. After working on my Research Paper, I made the following technical sketches. The elements…

Integrative Seminar 2 – Article Reviews

ARTICLE 1: My Article is called Tommy’s Girl by Rishna Shah which speaks about Gigi Hadid’s collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. What I liked about this article was how simple the language used was. There werent any overwhelming words used. It was very direct, to the point, and crisp. The summary managed to cover all the…