Stumbling upon art unexpectedly in the neighbourhood proved to be an effective tool to engage people across age groups. A dad and his two kids from Sri Lanka, the employees of Naidu Hall on a lunch break or just the average shopper, a very diverse crowd paused along with their daily routines and got to learn about T Nagar. From the origins of the Justice Party to the various memorials of political giants that dot this area, it makes for great storytelling.
Public spaces are vibrant in the presence of an energised crowd. Art, history or even just curiosity are the tools we wanted to use to activate this new social infrastructure and raise awareness about the heritage of T Nagar.