TAT TVAM ASI

(Sanskrit: “thou art that”), is the famous expression of the relationship between the individual and the Absolute.

TEAM : Prakhar Rastogi & Vaibhav

Keywords : Collaborative, Communitas, Synesthesia, Fourth Dimension, Hegemony


 

Project Website: https://www.tattvamasihr.com/

SEARCHING GURUGRAM

Sprouted through thick and thin,

I am a body, who caused no sin.

But still cursed by earthling,

Who never stop searching,

For a life with meaning.

I was made with no plan,

And no heart of itself,

But mind was kind,

To provide man, with all the grind.

Image as I am, more than personage,

Gazing upon the earthlings,

Who live like renegade,

For providing my cells,

With an instrument,

To be collaborative and intimate.

That instrument, beyond the conscious,

Is the fourth way of spiritualness,

Fourth way of one man-ness,

And fourth way of motion-ness.

Dear you,

I give this instrument,

Play with it,

In our spaces

And grandstand among other cells,

Portraying the real essence,

Present within ourselves,

Temporally.

Gurgaon has been creating a distinction between societies, since the day it began sorting out itself. Here, Old Gurgaon suffers whereas new Gurgaon puts up a fake face at front of it being a land of luxurious amenities.

This distinction has been beautifully put up by a French photographer, Arthur Crestani’s project - Bad City Dreams. In his series, Bad City Dreams, image and place are fused to construct a paradoxical and layered portrait of the rapidly expanded city, Gurgaon. Borrowing from the Indian tradition of studio photography, Crestani photographed migrant workers, security guards and other Gurgaon locals outdoors against a mobile backdrop decorated with real-estate advertising imagery and stated that:

“Gurgaon is a paradigm for the new Indian city: entirely privatised with no public space, managed by a few companies which cater to the needs of the middle class. It’s an image as much as a place,”

The Cultural and Socio Economic diversity have always been a feature of this city. It is a fast growing economy with migrants coming in the search of a better working environment from all over the country.

But where the population growth in Gurgaon never decreased, the city forgot to respond to the needs of all its residents. Gurgaon lacks in embracing this diversity rather than continue to create islands of privilege and exclusion.

Our project tries to cater to these social and economic issues that Gurgaon has been facing due to the privatization of its public spaces by creating a democratic public realm, with “accessible to all” Public Spaces at intermediate levels.

When we talk about Gurgaon and its people, the planning and development of Gurgaon has in a way affected the inner energies of its residents. The people of Gurgaon are becoming not just a part of this privatized community, but they have instead lost the spiritual connection with inner consciousness and outer reality.

Hence, Our Project revolves around the central idea of collaborative cloud which forms the nucleus of collective liveliness and tries to create realizations related to the thought that “You are what you seek for (looking towards self-development) and people around you are a part of the universe you revolve with. (Power of unity)”

According to George Gurdjieff, the Fourth Way mainly addresses this question of people's place in the Universe, their possibilities for inner development, and transcending the body to achieve a higher state of consciousness. In Sanskrit this fourth way has been represented through an axiom – Tat Tvam Asi which is the famous expression of the relationship between the individual and the Absolute. To look at how the issues of Gurgaon have been catered in our project, please visit TAT TVAM ASI’s website – https://www.tattvamasihr.com/