Constructing Eudemonia – Generating Positive experiences in the Everyday

The project is an exploration of experience to a spatial setting, where urban environment is understood as an experience which has an emotional stimulus to understand what is necessary to facilitate urban happiness and wellbeing within the work-live paradigm in the socially incoherent city life.
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Designer(s) : Asmita Patnaik

University : KRVIA, Mumbai University

Tutor(s) : Vandana Ranjit Sinh

Today, ad-hoc urbanism and stressful urban lifestyle create a state of psychological discomfort which leads to palpating urban stress and anxiety in metros. Every part of the urban environment is deliberately designed to assert meanings and messages. The thesis, set in Mumbai is an exploration of experience in a spatial setting, where the urban environment is understood as an experience which has an emotional stimulus to understand what is necessary to facilitate urban happiness or Eudemonia within the work-live paradigm in the socially incoherent city life, where eudemonia can be defined as an experience of positive wellbeing or desirability in a place. The graduation project aims to question – how can urban stress we experience in our everyday lives be mitigated? What is the opportunity for spaces that are people-centric inclusive, and within the shared public realm? What are the spatial opportunities for generating moments of pleasure or happiness within the everyday movements in the city to savour a pause and restore balance in the everyday?