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A Bengaluru metro station got an awesome makeover, thanks to 100 students

20 Dec

It took over a year, right from conceptualising to raising funds, from inspecting the place to building prototypes and giving it its final shape, to finish the project.

Earlier this week on Wednesday, the hardwork of close to a 100 students from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bengaluru took shape in the form of the makeover that they had given to the Peenya metro station.

As part of the college’s Art in Transit project, the students, with help from faculty members, have put up various art installations in the station in an attempt to “humanise the metro station” and “use art as a dialogue”.

From murals, to sculptural and participatory installations, the new look that the metro station bears today is a visual treat.

It took over a year, right from conceptualising to raising funds, from inspecting the place to building prototypes and giving it its final shape, to finish the project.

“We initiated the project in July 2014. The project was meant for students to undersand how to engage through art and design,” says Arzu Mistry, a faculty member of the college.

She says that the college had initially approached the metro authorities regarding the project, but their proposal was turned down. Later, the authorities approached the college after they had gone through and liked the college’s work.

While the metro did not provide any financial help for the project, Mistry says, they did put them in touch with organisations that could be interested in funding.

They were funded by an organisation as part of their CSR work apart from the non-monetary support that they received from various other individuals.

“The Peenya metro project was the pilot project. We plan to collaborate with more metros and other public spaces eventually,” Mistry says.

– See more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/bengaluru-metro-station-got-awesome-makeover-thanks-100-students-36914#sthash.ah5Ll8C6.dpuf

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