Associate Professor and HoD Visual Communication Design at MDSVAD, Aarish Sardar has contributed an article titled "Seeds and roots, elsewhere" for the recent The News on Sunday, dated 26th, February 2023 in the Footlosee (Travel) section.
"A pop-up event called PoliNations, an arts festival was advertised as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival. This was a cultural event planned to coincide with the city’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games via colorful illustrative print and digital advertisements. I learned that this lovely initiative was about bringing together several ideas for celebrating diversity. It promised to revisit the UK’s complicated history of migration and variety while respecting everyone’s individuality, ancestry, and the present. It also highlighted the importance of access to green spaces and a healthy planet. In the UK, most city gardens have more than 80 percent foreign-born plants. The phenomenon occurred with colonization with a schema for planting transcontinental exotic trees to glam up 20th-Century Britain."