NIUA-UTC India Children’s Art Campus 2015 was conceived as an interactive group art session organized on World Habitat Day, October 5th, 2015 at the Amphitheater, India Habitat Centre as part of Children and Youth Activities during Urban Thinkers Campus India. The Art Campus was meant to encourage children to use the power of art to explore the ideas of ‘better cities’. The session was planned as an active innovation space between students of urban planning, architecture and school children from the Humara Bachpan Campaign to tap into their imaginations, and define The City We Need though collaborative art. Renowned artist Ritu Chopra led the Art Campus by orienting the children towards the ideas of Sustainable Habitat, and asked them to describe through illustrations the kind of changes they wished like to see in their communities, neighbourhoods and homes.
The participants of the Art Campus were awarded certificates from NIUA along with UTC themes t-shirts and gift bags. The collected artworks informed the UTC thematic sessions and were displayed at conference venue for the duration of the conference. The artwork created by the Children focus on the themes of provision of basic infrastructure such as community toilets, parks and schools in their (slum) settlements, while some artwork focuses on the importance of cleanliness and environmental sustainability.
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