Azra Ahamed: Unveiling the Dichotomy: Aspirations and Realities in Social Housing
This image portrays the stark contrast between aspiration and reality in social housing. The lower half of the picture reveals the grim truth of social housing: crumbling walls, peeling paint, and untenable living spaces, serving as a poignant representation of the daily struggles faced by those in marginalized communities. Above, in a dreamy reflection, an alternate reality emerges. A vision of immaculate homes appears, symbolizing the unspoken dreams and aspirations of those enduring subpar living conditions. This powerful visual metaphor encapsulates the enduring hope for a brighter future, where the dream of dignified housing becomes a reality.
My research explores these struggles in social housing to understand and design guidelines for social housing development making the community socially sustainable where people's housing aspirations and dignified housing becomes a reality.
This image was uploaded for the SGS Research Showcase 2023.