One of the manners in which the Foundation adds to the available knowledge, and hence to the tools of assessment for the world within which we live, is by facilitating independent research projects.
We realized that there is very little by way of text, for landscape design studies, as also for architecture in India. There is even less, by way of a body of knowledge with which to theorize.Then we have forgotten how to see. And when we do know how to see, we know very few ways to do so.
LEAF studies were born out of these concerns; and through many research projects we look at things that no one often cares to; how birds fly? Can we show sound graphically? Or smell? How does a cow in a city move differently from one in the village?
What really happens in the small cracks and pores of the ground on which we walk? Can we find a structure in natural landscape? The research is always primary; always things we can sit and observe - the ways of
representing being greatly debated and experimented.