by Preet Bansal

The proposal this thesis suggests is an Indo - African inspired market to showcase the female handcraft locally by an integrated network of workshops and stalls connected with the informal region of Maroua, Kakatare District. “Water as a Social Attractor” forms the core focus of this market due to the arid conditions, water is a resource that is scarce and contaminated. My proposal aims to collect, store and clean while offering a space for street users to escape the heat. These programs would offer potential for a larger network of interconnected markets and artisans locally for shared resources and a safe haven for women to work, socialise and integrate freely.