Cubbon Park Chronicles | B·LORE by BIC

Film by Suresh Jayaram | B·LORE by BIC | Round 2

The soul of the city, Cubbon Park, has evolved from a native farmland to a colonial garden, and is now a contested social, political, and cultural space. It is the most contentious site in the city’s urban planning and preservation of nature, having been encroached upon by the state and its development plans. This film chronicles the tale of Cubbon Park through the voices of a diverse group of citizens and stakeholders, with an unwavering commitment to preserving the park. The film is a preface to a book that is being written by Suresh Jayaram.