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BYPASS Lab- Day 6- The Grand Finale

Authored by Nirupama Jayaraman The day of the grand finale dawned and some of the last stragglers could still be seen at the studio, desperately tying up the last strands of their presentation. The only agenda of the day was the final presentations of all six groups. With videos and posters to surpass each other, … Continue reading

BYPASS Lab- Day 5_1 July 2016

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 … Continue reading

BYPASS Lab- Day 4_ 30 June 2016

Authored by Nirupama Jayaraman It was business as usual at the BYPASS LAB with Kiran Keswani taking the floor on “Mapping the everyday life”. She shared her insights from various mapping exercises and workshops conducted by CEPT. From the socio-cultural-economic practices that point towards the symbiotic relationship between cow existence and the street life, to’ … Continue reading

BYPASS LAB- Day 3_ 29 June 2016

Authored by Nirupama Jayaraman and Sannihit Bathula The fourth day of the Bypasslab was one of research and reflection. The morning was utilized for site visit by most teams and the afternoon was spent in analyzing and trying to understand the data collected and phenomena observed. Evening’s debriefing session saw some remarkable turns in outcome … Continue reading

BYPASS LAB- Day 2_ 28 June 2016

Authored by Nirupama Jayaraman  At precisely 9 am, classroom C was packed with participants and coordinators alike. The main agenda of the day, the mapping workshop conducted by MapBox started right on time. Arun Ganesh, Sajjad Anwar and Pratik Yadav from MapBox spoke about various facets of mapping – from map making to spatial data … Continue reading

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

Weekly Roundup 040 – 28th to 4th December

FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK ‘Unplanned development in Chennai causes floods’ Authored by Sandhya Ravishankar Anyone following recent global news would have seen reports of the devastating rains which are creating havoc in Chennai. This torrential downpour has been caused by a major depression, breaking a 100-year-old record. With rains battering the city relentlessly, the community … Continue reading

The Chennai Bus Ride Story

I am going to start this article with a superfluous statement- India, and Indian cities, have changed almost unrecognizably in the last few decades. We all know this. We also know that the growth rates of many cities have been unprecedented. In such a situation, how has the infrastructure coped? Urban infrastructure is slow to … Continue reading

A Place and Time for Urban Art

I recently read a very well written article about Mumbai’s new Chhatrapati Shivaji airport Terminal [1]. It drew comparisons with the city’s rail terminus with the same name and pointed out how the rail terminus ferries the expected ANNUAL passenger count of the airport in just 11 days. Despite this, the rail terminus must do … Continue reading

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