Sunday, May 19, 2019

India's first Voter Park

India's first Voter Park

Applied arts for social avenues.  A concept note on the Voter Park by creative director Hunny Mor.

The voter park
Adc office
Vikas sadan
Near mini secretariat
Gurugram

General Election 2019 in India has already seen unprecedented awareness among voters through various government campaigns across the country. Introducing the first time voters to the voting responsibilities of a citizen, the District Election Office, Gurugram has taken initiative and created a first of its kind VOTER PARK. The Additional District Commissioner office in Gurugram which is also housing the district election office dedicated it's courtyard and garden compound including a scraped official vehicle for the setting up of a "pride on wheels" for voters to assimilate their voting experience with the national voting awareness.

The voter park is open for visitors with free entry during office hours and is created inline with the team vision of developing social avenues where local communties can indulge in well nurtured conversations for a successful society. The walls of the office compound have been coloured with intricate patterns using vibrant colors emphasizing the festive mood encouraged as a part of the maha tyohar of India,  the general election 2019. The green area has been tended to create a spring calling, with a cascade of flowering plants, landscaped in a neat garden undergrowth, encircled by a walkway, systematically laid, in hexagonal cross junction tiles. Alongside one can also learn about the electronic voting using a demo EVM machine present at the site, or explore national facts and figures compiled by election commission pertaining to previous elections, installed on public display across the compound. Under the calming shade of deciduous trees, visitors can also rest their comfort on the recliner benches and listen to the awareness news announced from a subtle loudspeaker, all installed as part of a time preserving snap sculpture  with an old,  retired official vehicle, an ambassador car painted in a traditional Indian motif at the entrance  and heritage art form like Bagro art, Dabu art, Ajrakh art, Batik art, Patola art and typography inducted in the colorful expressions of the park overview. These art forms have been practiced since ancient times through generations of traditional artist and were selectected to create a connection with the national heritage and revive traditional arts.

We hope citizens will take this opportunity and bring members of their families and friends, specially the first time voters for a walk that will empower them with the pride of being a democratic asset; a responsible citizen.


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