Workshop : Public open spaces in Kathmandu Valley

About The workshop will be conducted at Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur; the three medieval era cities in Nepal in Kathmandu valley with the objective of analysing the nature of Public open spaces in these urban centres. The open spaces in cities in Kathmandu valley are unique expressions of urbanity from the point of view of…

Workshop Outcome

Workshop # 1 Writing Urban Histories was conducted successfully. A total of Nine projects were undertaken by participants exploring different themes of Urban History such as the legacy of governance, the idea of conflict, the burden of history, the role of sacred geography or cities as political strategies.The workshop participants were from different parts of…

Workshop begins…

The Workshop#1 Writing Urban Histories has started with flurry of activities. Input lectures, discussions on analytical frameworks and presentation of ideas.  

Workshop #1 : Writing Urban Histories

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” is an intense , 5-day workshop for…

Resource Persons

Pratyush Shankar, Dr Seema Khanwalkar, Dr. Rohit Ranjitkar, Snigdha Srivastava Pratyush Shankar is a practicing architect and an academic. He was the acting Dean of Architecture at CEPT University, Ahmedabad , where he is presently an Adjunct Professor. He teaches Urban Theory and History, Design and Basic Design. In 2015, he was awarded the Alexander Von…