The City as Encounter : Panel discussion
Encounter Eclectic Launch Event – at Bangalore International Centre
The discussion began with Arshia Sattar speaking about the 3 cities of the Ramayana - Kishkinda, Ayodhya and Lanka. She described visually the 3 cities and talked about how the code of behaviour differed in them. We spoke about how the architecture of our cities today might have changed, but if one saw it as a 'backdrop' to the everyday life of the city, there was much that was the same. Purnendu Kavoori spoke about how order and disorder seemed to coexist in our present-day cities. Shreelata Rao Seshadri shared that as much as people shape the city, the city shapes us. You can listen to this here
Informal Urbanism Symposium : Panel on Public Space
Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning, University of Melbourne
This work was presented at a conference on ‘The Resilience of Vernacular Heritage in Asian Cities’ organised by the Asian Urbanism Cluster at the ARI, Singapore. The conference focused on the interplay between cultural practices and the production of urban space and place-making. Our research on peepul tree shrines (ashwath kattes) was part of the panel on ‘Faith and Vernacular heritage’ with co-panelists Vineeta Sinha from NUS; Jeffrey Hou & Chiao-Yen Yang from University of Washington, U.S. and Shubhi Sonal from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Read the full paper here.