CHECK-OUT OUR NEW CONVERSATION SERIES.

The CityLabs Conversation series is an attempt to understand our cities better from the lens of allied disciplines. For the first conversation that Prof. Pratyush Shankar (Dean, School of Environmental Design and Architecture, Navrachana University, Vadodara) had with Prof. Christophe Jaffrelot (Senior Researcher, Sciences Po, Paris), a range of topics such as, difference research traditions in urban studies, ghettoisation in India cities, the question of public places or the role of Sufism in creating a release (a neutral space) in an Indian city that is essentially a "mosaic", are discussed at length.

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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

 

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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.

 

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!

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. 

WORKSHOPS SERIES

Online

Baroda

Kathmandu

Mysore

Panjim

A year-long workshop series. Participate now!

June 03-06, 2021

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