Cultivating Concrete, a handbook for urban farming compiled by Rashmi Sirkar

Rashmi Sirkar, a second-year design student at Srishti has been working on a small (20-page) illustrated handbook on urban farming for CitySpinning. A draft is now ready and is available for download using the link below. The handbook gives an overview, establishes the context and illustrates some mechanisms for easily growing vegetables in varied urban […]

A mechanism for SoundTagging in the wild and Kotti’s ladybug

After GungunGumpu I have been wondering if there could be way for us to “SoundDrop” in urban spaces. SoundDropping would mean “to leave sound-clips at specific spots,” and in effect “drop” it for someone else to find it. I went to S.P.Road to check if I could pick-up pre-designed sound-recording circuits. At Om Electronics (a […]

The self watering pot for growing vegetables in homes

After we found that clay conducts water through itself very effectively, we went ahead with making reforming the pot in a pot mechanism. Using clay itself as a medium through which water is transferred. Redesigning the pot: It is a pot which is lined with a 3″ mote around it so that one grows the […]

Taking a look at the first tree-mounted self-watering system

Poster of the teaser poster for the tree-mounted self-watering unit which Tanushree and Shifali  have organized  at the Srishti old campus.

Pictures of putting up the bottle farm

Before this: fusing the mouth of tube by melting it pouring molten wax to make waterproof hole which did not work applying Mseal on both sides cycle spare parts for pulley selecting the tree carrying the stuff to the tree climbing the ladder putting up the pulley finally

Pictures of the process of making bottle farm to be hung in public places

marking and cutting two 20 lt water bottle the two parts making 4 small holes for ropes and 1 big one for pipe in both containers The pipe hole is made at a lower position in the water container to use height and weight of water to push it in the soil container. The soil […]

PetPuja: the story so far (time-line)

The graphic has been designed by Avinash Deshmukh (2nd year Srishti student)

Updated concept map for PetPuja

The graphic has been designed by Avinash Deshmukh (2nd year Srishti student)

Magic Benches: urban furniture with a story

Magic Benches are a series of urban furniture to be placed in populous public and private spaces. The first bench in this series is actually a stool 🙂 It is called a “free advice stool.” The free advice stool is a stool kept at different places with statements like “Do you need some free advice? […]