Yellelu Yelli

Wild aesthetics of Urban Environments

Artist: Kush Sethi
Faculty: Balakrishnan L
Participants: Shailaja Ambatipudi / Anuj Menon / Arjun U Rau / Gautham Arun Krishna / Harsh Bahety / Ipshita Raj / Isha Thakkar / Kuhoo Jitendra Thakare / Manashwi Sharma / Nupur Mistry / Mithuna Suresh / Mohit Dasgupta / Prachi Ajit Jain / Rayana Bhattacharya Singh / Rishika Saboo / Shaina Bhatia / Shiva Bheri / Sumedha Nair / Tanvi Karimpanal / Vinayak Agarwal

This project explores using plants as a medium of design in public spaces, focusing on formal beauty, naturalism, and addressing climate change. Participants will go on guided walks, examine different landscapes and apply horticultural techniques to create scaled-down design concepts. Case studies of contemporary garden projects will be used to envision future designs. The project culminates in public outreach through physical exhibits and student-led workshops in the neighbourhood.

Artist Bio: 
Kush Sethi is an ecological gardener and forager based in Delhi. He promotes sustainable urban horticulture through his company hara|me, which designs landscapes, conducts nature-based tours, and consults on sustainability projects internationally. He has teaching experience in gardening and ecology.

Faculty Bio: Balakrishnan L is a VFX artist and game designer with 10 years of teaching experience in India, promoting VFX, 3D animation and game design courses. He also conducts workshops, seminars and participates in game hackathons.


Selected Works

SMI LiveFestival of Ideas

Behind The ScenesFestival of Ideas

Study of Social EcologyStudy of Social Ecology

Found Footage PeoteryFestival of Ideas

TEX(T)ILED BodiesFestival of Ideas

Cascoland Lab & KitchenFestival of Ideas

Illi Nodi (Look Here)Festival of Ideas

The Living CanvasFestival of Ideas

Name, Place, Animal, ThingFestival of Ideas

“future, dear”Festival of Ideas

Under the SunFestival of Ideas

Pause - Unplug – PlayFestival of Ideas

Live - Die - RepeatFestival of Ideas

Space & PlaceFestival of Ideas

Social ListeningFestival of Ideas

Pillow StoriesFestival of Ideas

Daily BreadsUnblock

Dust Thou ArtInterlude

Fluid StatesInterlude

House by the SeaYellelu Yelli

Trees’ TalesYellelu Yelli

Besen BallettYellelu Yelli

Glorious MisfitsYellelu Yelli

R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.EYellelu Yelli

SFS 2042Yellelu Yelli