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a visual representation competition

CITYLABS

INDIA

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resource and raises awareness on Indian cities.

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#1 Writing Urban History | Dec 2018

ABOUT CITYLABS

The CityLabs is a year-long initiative to further our understanding of Indian cities. As part of the initiative, a series of workshops are planned across the Indian Subcontinent and publications are planned on the themes of Writing Urban Histories, Dystopia and Utopian Imaginations, Urban Mapping and Representation and Reimagining Urban Infrastructures. CityLabs wishes to create a body of work that is publicly accessible and can be used to bring about a gradual change in the way we perceive and imagine our cities.

CONDUCTING WORKSHOPS ACROSS THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED
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PAST WORKSHOPS

In the workshops the participants are expected to carry out on-site observations of the public spaces and co-relate with larger issues of the urban design, architectural production, protest and performance culture and such activities.

Selected works from the recent workshops are now being featured in Historicizing the Present: Narratives in Indian Urban History-the first publication under the Young Scholar Series . This is an attempt to compile a variety of outlooks regarding the modern history of Indian Cities.

PUBLICATION

The outcomes from the workshop will be curated and a booklet will be released after each workshop and at the end of the year the CItyLabs Publication will be launched that includes all the workshop outcomes and related articles and essays from experts.

 
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The CityLabs Editorial team is currently working on publishing selected works from the recent workshops guided by Prof. Pratyush Shankar. The participants’ work will be featured in an edited Anthology of Indian Urban History. The volume aims to bring together a group of young authors with different yet complementary approaches by the means of thought-provoking articles, drawings and critiques on Indian cities. The publication will serve as a commentary on the state of cities in present times.

YOUNG SCHOLAR SERIES

A CityLabs India initiative 

UPCOMING

CHECK-OUT OUR NEXT WORKSHOP!

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Please note that precautionary measures due to COVID pandemic have been taken and all our workshops are being conducted online till it is safe to organize it in the said cities. 

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WORKSHOPS SERIES

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CHECK OUT   OUR NEW CONVERSATION EPISODE

In this dialogue series, Prof Pratyush Shankar (Dean, SEDA Navrachna University, Vadodara) engage in a conversation with Prof Matthew Gandy (Professor, Dept. of Geography, University of Cambridge). Through these dialogues we explore the idea of the city and its construct of nature. Themes ranging from infrastructure technologies, urban transformation and imagination, and the social construct of nature, are discussed at length in this conversation. What is the larger idea of nature in a city, and how do we find conceptual frameworks to engage in a meaningful debate are the questions addressed in this series.

DIALOGUES SERIES

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