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Weekly Roundup 112 – 15th April to 21st April

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Mahipalpur: Delhi’s urban village is now the capital’s latest hotel hub’ Authored by Manoj Sharma With modernization and urbanization, there has been a certain gentrification of our neighborhoods. This has led to the mushrooming of “Urban Villages’ in various metropolitan areas and mega-cities. The article talks about the recent addition to … Continue reading

COMPETITION ALERT

‘ACCOMMODATING THE MELANGE- REIMAGINING STREETS AS PUBLIC SPACES’ A national level competition to examine alternative ways and interpretations of streets as urban spaces. IMPORTANT DATES: Registration ends: 10th December 2016 Closing day for Submissions: 15th December 2016 by midnight IST Announcement of Winners: 30th December 2016 For more details including registration link, visit- http://www.ethosindia.in/events/accommodating-the-melange-ii-pune-biennale-2017/index.php

A Brief History Of A Possible Future

This is a version of an essay I wrote in the months after the 2015 Chennai Floods for the SAP Chronicle at the request of a few of my students. I’ve expanded it significantly here… After the rains of 2015, the City Of Chennai wakes up and smells its proverbial coffee. The first thing they … Continue reading

WORKSHOP ALERT- Reading the Urban Environment

UDC is offering a workshop on ‘Reading the Urban Environment‘- A two-day workshop that covers Field work and data-gathering methods, Research and Design thinking approaches and an introduction to analysis and graphic tools. Open to students of architecture from 3rd year onwards, post-graduate architecture & planning students and recent graduates. Register for the workshop here. … Continue reading

COMPETITION ALERT: Liberty Museum, New York: Freedom to the People

Civil and social justice are the two most important fundamentals of human rights. The issues unequal civil rights and social injustice are not confined to a particular region and country but are a global phenomenon. These issues are a result of unequal resource distribution and unfair treatment of individuals with different traits i.e. race, culture, … Continue reading

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN A SURVEY ON TRANSIT EXPERIENCES IN CHENNAI

What is the survey about? We are conducting a survey to assess the daily transit experience of passengers across all modes of transport i.e. bus, train, metro, auto, share auto, cycle, two-wheeler, car etc. Some of the parameters we will be covering are safety, ease of access and comfort of your transit. Who is eligible? … Continue reading

BYPASS LAB

A 5-DAY WORKSHOP ON DATA-GATHERING, VISUALIZATION AND DESIGN RESEARCH The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability IGCS is looking for participants to its hack lab taking place late June in Chennai, TN. This lab is thematically focused on Chennai’s peri-urban fringe, which is undergoing urbanization at a fast rate. Who can participate: Participants from the fields of … Continue reading

WORKSHOP ALERT: Regenerating King’s Cross: A Topology of People, Place and Urban Life

This is a call for participation for a workshop titled- ‘Regenerating King’s Cross: A Topology of People, Place and Urban Life‘ The workshop offers an exciting opportunity for architects, designers and artists to study urban space and by example reimagine the everyday spaces located in and around the area of King’s Cross, the largest mixed … Continue reading

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Urban Design Collective is looking for volunteers to be part of a new project that we are currently involved in – Restart [Urur Olcott Kuppam]. Restart [UOK] is a community-based restructuring of the built environment and sanitation systems for a sustainable future. We are also thrilled to inform you that the project has moved to … Continue reading

Competition Alert! PARIS PAVILION: THE ART OF PEACE

The city of Paris is rightfully termed as ‘the cultural capital of the world’ because of its rich and diverse ethos and character. Paris has been the artistic epicentre of the world since renaissance, inspiring many artists, philosophers, writers and architects to innovate and break the shackles of resistance. The city was home to great … Continue reading