The Project explores Bangalore, India. Which was once known as the »Lake City«, through its rivers and lakes. It is an essay about water in a rapidly growing urbanised City. Here sometimes water has to move to make space for the population. This urbanisation has had a hard impact on the beautiful lakes of Bangalore. Today only 17 good lakes exist, in comparison with 51 lakes in 1985.
Most of the lakes were in the outskirts, surrounded by villages that are now consumed by the ever growing city. With Urban development and growth of the city lakes got converted into residential and commercial areas.
Almost all of Bangalore’s lakes are polluted, as untreated city sewage is let into the lakes. The result is the eutrophication within the water. Nearly all of the once beautiful lakes have transformed into sewage tanks, losing a place to fish, wash, drink or swim.
People are forced to still maintain their usual habits surrounding the lakes. Poor farmers still cut plants and grass next to the lakes to feed their animals as they have for hundred of years. Grass surrounding and covering the lakes are known to contract and bind high volumes of heavy metal exposed to the water and soil.
In 2016 the vegetation and foam-froth covered Bellandur Lake caught fire and burned for several days.