Author: Anaushka Goyal
Site Location: Mumbai
Institute: Sir J.J. College of Architecture
Advisor: Parul Kumtha
Nav-Utran Mandi is a new form of experiential market that focuses on habitualising cloth barter among various economic groups through removing the Shame Aspect from the mind of the user. Here, each user is a buyer and seller. The design involves grades of markets with common cloth Sorting and Collection Centre along with Public Spaces used as attractors to attract people. The design aims to –
Make people aware about Post Consumer Textile Waste and create circularity in cloth use through normalizing cloth exchange, reuse and upcycling of cloth.
- Change Mindsets–
Remove negative judgement and bias against Preloved clothing and make it accessible and available to all economic classes.
- Create new habits–
Weave clothing circularity in the lives of people up to a level of normalcy.
Recycling first sheds clothing into a lump of threads. They are messy, intermingled and impossible to segregate. However, in this most basic form they indicate the fabric of fabric in our lives. The form is a simple interpretation of these threads. It symbolizes a series of intertwined threads erupting and subsiding in the fabric of the city.
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