water remediation, pollution, landscape, sacred space, ritual, spirituality, public space, Hinduism, Varanasi, India
Architecture | Environmental Design | Landscape Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
"I contend that landscape can provoke an idea for a productive, public space using the people of the city as social agents to create a sensitive rather than oppressive water remediation system. By inventing a program that uses landscape as a water remediation space as well as landscape as a religious and social space, the project will exhibit the idea that social agents can inform a change in the water pollution crisis."
Shah, Shreya, "A Sacred and Secular Landscape: Empowering Social Agency" (2012). Architecture Senior Theses. Paper 63.