Authored by Nirupama Jayaraman
Now set into a routine, the fifth day of Bypasslab had the usual morning lecture. Prof. Arunava Dasgupta from the School of Planning and Architecture at New Delhi, gave a lecture on “Co-Developing Future Trajectories for Sustenance and Continuity”. He spoke about his work in Himachal Pradesh – in Bharmour, a tribal village and the story of its transformation into a small hill town under the forces of change. According to him, the project helped those involved realize that space and form need to be simultaneously considered.
The rest of the day was spent in the studio by the participants. From printing out drafts of drafts, to sketches displayed on the softboard, sharing software knowledge, the groups seem to be on the right track. From the snatches of background music heard at every table till the wee hours of morning, it was evident that the D-Day is tomorrow!