"Green and wild spaces"
I imagined the symbolic camera as a 3D representation in a kind of cubic-folded designer's maquette of the University's 'wild' forests' area and 'green' areas covered with grass and other fine materials. While the front view shows aesthetically pleasing "green spaces", full of well-cared trees and finely cut grass, the hinder view reveals the segregation of the "wild spaces" and its occasional processing of the campus heart, where the Templeman library stands as a monument of superb design and is surrounded by "repaired" grounds, where the grass replaced the majority of the remaining trees. While the management of the University openly intervenes the "wild places" mainly for human profit, what is most advertised to students and staff is the "tidy" and "green" environment of the campus heart(See page: Film-ethnographic sites).
The material I used was quite flexible for restructuring repeatedly the initial design. The corpus of the symbolic camera was made of three minute paper boxes, while the cover is made of foam clay instead of plasticine, which could not be flexible and later solid like foam clay did. The Library's edges are shaped through small flag woods, while multi-color beads reflect the light on the trees and the upper side of the camera. The finaI product I was prompted to prepare declares the middle and upper class aesthetics which are meant to be common throughout the students, the staff and the management of the University of Kent(Bourdieu 1984).
Shalini using Symbolic Camera "Green and wild spaces"