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BYPASS LAB- Day 1_ 27 June 2016

Authored by Nirupama Jayaraman and Sannihit Bathula Following the kick-off presentations on 26th June, the first working day of the week-long ByPass Lab dawned rather sleepy, but much like the workshop itself picked up momentum as the day passed. The morning session started with a lecture by Seetha Raghupathy, Senior Urban designer at AECOM, Singapore. … Continue reading

BYPASS Lab- Day 0_26 June 2016

Authored by Nirupama Jayaraman It was a bright, sunny Sunday morning and the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development was abuzz with activity. The BYPASS Lab conducted by the Indo- German Centre for Sustainability in collaboration with Urban Design Collective and Srishti Institute for Art, Technology and Design had commenced. Participants flowed in steadily … Continue reading

Urban Colloquium 10: The Andaman & Nicobars, An Island Journey

UDC’s first Urban Colloquium of 2016 was held in Pondicherry with a presentation by writer and activist Pankaj Sekhsaria, on his work in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and about his new book The Last Wave, a novel set in the islands. The event was held in collaboration with PondyPHOTO. We thank Kasha ki Aasha for … Continue reading

World Habitat Day 2015

Today is World Habitat Day and we are so so delighted that the theme for the year 2015 is ‘Public Spaces for All’!!!! Here’s to Cities and People!

Us and Them.

Today was a day of revelations. And that would be putting it mildly. I had the opportunity to attend a public consultation meeting for the Revised Master Plan for Bangalore- 2031 held at Ambedkar Bhavan in Vasantnagar, Bangalore. I have helped organize a number of public consultation meetings for projects that I was working on … Continue reading

Today is World Heritage Day. What are your plans?

Where is YOUR Chennai?

Where is YOUR Chennai? from Urban Design Collective on Vimeo. One afternoon during the last week of November, I received a call from the editor at The Alternative.in. She insisted that UDC be a part of their upcoming edition of Green Bazaar- an all-day sustainability experience carnival to bring conservation into focus- scheduled for 7th December … Continue reading

People’s Puppet Project, Pondicherry – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the workshop all about? The ‘People’s Puppet Project’ workshop aims to raise awareness towards Pondicherry’s unique Franco-Tamil architectural and cultural heritage, through an innovative combination of puppetry and street theatre. The workshop will aim to reconnect local community with their town’s heritage. It will also provide participants an opportunity to learn new … Continue reading

Jane’s walk – Bangalore

What makes you get out of bed on a Sunday morning and join strangers for a walk across a new city? What I knew of Bangalore until then left me dissatisfied. I hadn’t yet broken the work – home – occasional round to the restaurants / movies loop of familiarity. Here was a chance to … Continue reading

Rethinking “Art in the City”

Urban Design Collective partnered with others to organise the series of Jane Walks around Pondicherry (a town in South India) in early May 2014. As a layman to urban planning, cities and spaces, I participated in one of these walks on the 3rd of May 2014. This was a cycle tour around Pondicherry. The tour … Continue reading

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