Today, information is at the disposal of the users around the clock but the authenticity of the same is uncertain. Society is drifting away from reading to simply viewing screens due to which the young generation is losing its creative and analytical abilities. They are creating isolation amongst the youth, creating the further need for better reading spaces for people to come hold discussions and do research.
The program was to create a space that provides an atmosphere to encourage people to soak in the words, think, dream, debate and crystallise their thoughts. With its multifunctional activities the Reading Space would be a popular hangout amongst the students, encouraging activities such as poetry and book readings, human libraries, stand-up comedy etc, attracting scholars and the youth from both inside and outside the campus. The site was situated in an institutional campus amidst dense trees. It was opposite the library and it would serve as an extension of the same, housing a reading space and a cafe amongst other allied spaces.
Ar. Payoja Raikar, Ar. Chaitra Sharad , Ar. Rajan Subhedar, Ar. Anuradha Wakade, Ar. Prachee Nadkarni, Ar. Parnavi Karandikar