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Typerventions: Where Typography Goes Beyond The Page

The next time you are wondering around city of Delhi, don’t be surprised if you come across a typography installation right in the middle of the road or garden or wherever you happen to be. ‘Typerventions’ is the brainchild of the Delhi based graphic designer Kriti Monga, more fondly known as Turmeric Design. I have been a fan [...]

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Architecture in India since 1990: a survey of the contemporary built environment in India

Rahul Mehrotra a practicing architect and urban designer in Mumbai and Boston, where he also teaches at Harvard University was on a seven city tour in India to launch his most recent publication – Architecture in India: Since 1990. In Mumbai the book was launched at Project88. Nestled in Colaba in a warehouse like building, [...]

The $300 house : A real solution or a utopic exercise

I watched a movie called ‘Dharavi – a slum for sale‘ during the Jugaad Urbanism event in New York. The movie was directed by a Swiss director who had been making trips to India for a few years and decided to make a film on Dharavi. It was well directed, the characters were well developed [...]

Why Loiter? Is Mumbai an ideal city to loiter in?

Studio X in Mumbai last month hosted the launch of a book that highlights women’s access to public space. Titled, “Why Loiter?” The book is an effort of three women; Sameera Khan a Mumbai based journalist and writer, Shilpa Phadke an assistant professor at the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies at the Tata Institute [...]

Panel discussion on Parallel Urbanism

Panel discussion topic – Parallel Urbanism : local people editing local spaces Panelists – Lina Srivastava, Jyoti Hosagrahar, John Gerarci Date – Feb 28th at Wix Lounge NYC The panel on Parallel Urbanism : local people regulating local spaces addressed the topic of involvement of community in the decision making processes pertaining to their environments. [...]

Panel Discussion : Parallel Urbanism : local people regulating local spaces

Join us on Feb 28th for a panel presentation and discussion on “Parallel Urbanism – local people regulating local spaces”. THE PANEL Major decisions that affect design and planning of cities are made by urban planners, politicians, policy makers, real estate owners and the government. The local people who inhabit the city usually don’t [...]