CityLabs | Dec 2018
The Workshop #1 Writing Urban Histories had started with the flurry of activities. Input lectures, discussions on analytical frameworks, and presentation of ideas.
Indian cities have not really been understood with respect to their historical evolution. Often the information is patchy or is just not available. We at CITY LABS wish to address this gap by helping Architects, Designers, and Planners write Urban Histories of their own cities.
“Writing Urban History” was an intense , 5-day workshop for learning how to conceptualize and narrate the historical evolution of Indian cities. During this workshop, participants were given theoretical inputs on key urban theories and were taught techniques they can use to create a framework for narrating urban histories of their cities. The focus however remained in narrating the evolution of Urban Form.