Topo-Analysis of Space:
A lived Experience

Master Thesis 2021
The Basel School of Design, CH




The concept of home is a vast one. It goes beyond a place for people to find shelter. It encapsulates our whole being in a limited space; expanding and contracting with our needs. I unfold the nature of domestic space through topo-analysis of my apartment building in Basel, Switzerland.

Experiencing the process of gentrification of my apartment; I conduct visual and tactile experiments of my home in order to dissect, abstract, and capture the nature of space. I am interested in its dynamics, its materiality, time and the relationship of a space with people. 
My research and experimentations are based on my own lived experience. As well as the seminal works of a few philosophers and artists like Gaston Bachelard (The Poetics of Space), Rachel Whiteread, Toba Khedoori respectively that guide my inquiry into intimate spaces.

My thesis pushed the boundaries of design for me and reduced the gap between my private and professional practice.

The final outcomes are a diverse range of experiments and ultimately a zine that explains my insights in a concise way.

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Mediums used: Photography, books, clay, soil, soap, illustration and other mix-media.

Please email me to purchase the zine. Limited prints available. 



Anahat Kaur


Anahat is a graphic designer based out of Basel, Switzerland and Bangalore, India.

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Anahat Kaur


Anahat is a graphic designer based out of Basel, Switzerland and Bangalore, India.