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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

Weekly Roundup 086 – 15th to 21st October

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘The Human Challenge of Global Urban Development‘ Authored by Richard Florida The world is at the edge of a breakthrough as there are waves of new ideologies and technologies along with increased mobilization. With a visible change in our interactions and mobilization, there is a shift of global needs in terms … 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

Urban Colloquium_03: Everybody loves a love story.

The third edition of the Urban Colloquium was apparently a blockbuster. Our venue was packed. Literally packed. I still can’t tell which one of these reasons nailed it though- The fact that we followed up with all the folks who said they were ‘Going’ on Facebook and asked them if they were really ‘Going’ while … Continue reading

Urban Colloquium 2: “Collective Verbs – change, design, better”

“In 2006, TIME Magazine chose ‘YOU’ as their Person of the Year. The world has changed to accommodate you,” began Sruthi Krishnan, of Fields of View, Bangalore, thus setting the stage for our second urban colloquium on March 15th. Sruthi posed some pertinent questions: “In the realm of the human-made, design is the promise of … Continue reading

The first of the Urban Colloquium Series

On the evening of the 15th February, 2014, UDC organized the first of a series of monthly gatherings to be held every second Saturday of the month, aptly titled the Urban Colloquium. The idea behind the Colloquium is to have an agenda for urbanophiles to meet every month for a range of city-related activities and events, … Continue reading

Invite for Urban Colloquium_02

Urban Colloquium is a monthly seminar to meet, share, and discuss all things urban! The meets will be scheduled every 2nd saturday of the month from 6:30pm till 7:30pm. Last month we had the first meet of the year with the screening of two short films on urban renewal and megaurbanisation in Mumbai. This month … Continue reading

6th Meet

Dear all, 30th June 2012… yes, we had UDC’s meeting on the theme of ‘Invisible Cities’! There was a minor goof-up with the venue not being open for us until post 5pm but apologies for that. The meet was attended by Prem Balasubramanian,Bharath Gandhi Palanisamy, Roshan Toshniwal, Balaji Mohan Rajkumar, Mahesh Radhakrishnan and yours truly… looks like we need more … Continue reading

Addendum to the 5th meet

And as if the Global Studio thunderbolt wasn’t enough, Ajeetha Ranganathan did a special screening of ‘Atlantis- A Garden Imprisoned’ for us!!!! This is a short film that she produced as a culmination of her masters design thesis at Oxford Brookes University, UK. In her own words (which I think describe it in the best way possible), … Continue reading

5th meet

Apologies for a late summary… I have been seriously considering cloning myself to be able to deal with the amount of work on my table lately but nevertheless I’ll get down to business now. First of all, thanks to all those of you who made it to the 5th meet of the Urban Design Collective … Continue reading

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