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CITYLABS
INDIA

A research initiative that creates knowledge

resource and raises awareness on Indian cities.

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Workshops

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Archives

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Resources

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Competitions

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Now available on 
Amazon Kindle

HISTORICIZING
THE PRESENT

Young Scholars Series
ISSUE 01






Edited by
Prof Pratyush Shankar
Prof Seema Khanwalkar

PUBLISHED

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Kathmandu Valley Cities

01-04 June 2023

PAST WORKSHOP

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Discover. Deconstruct. Reclaim.

the historic cultural landscape of Sabli

Sabli, once an important sacred site in India, now lies desolate and abandoned. The design challenge aims to revive this historic site, while becoming an example for many similar ones in the country.

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a visual representation competition

PAST COMPETITION

CHECK OUT   OUR NEW CONVERSATION EPISODE

In this conversation with the curator for the Rip.Mix.Burn. the City Competition, Prof. Pratyush Shankar, we discuss the power of representation, the importance of critiquing cities, followed by questions related to the competition.

DIALOGUES SERIES

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CHECK-OUT OUR NEXT WORKSHOP!

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WORKSHOPS SERIES

UPCOMING

Online

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Udaipur

Mysore

Panjim

A year-long workshop series. Participate now!

Baroda

Research Project

#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

ARCHIVE

EVERYTHING YOU NEED
TO KNOW

PAST WORKSHOPS

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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.

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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

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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.

CONTACT
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