The City Labs is a year long initiative to further our understanding of Indian cities. As part of the initiative, workshops and publications are planned on the themes of Writing Urban Histories, Dystopia and Utopian Imaginations, Urban Mapping and Representation , and Re-imagining Urban Infrastructures. City Labs wishes to create a body of work that is publicly accessible and can be used to bring about gradual change in the way we perceive and imagine our cities.
At City Labs, we : Conduct workshops for Professionals who are Architects, Engineers, Academics; and Students of Architecture. Workshops are conducted in different locations of Indian subcontinent… Read more “What happens in City Labs?”
The main resource person for all the workshops at City Labs is Pratyush Shankar. We collaborate with expert resource people for different workshops. Pratyush Shankar Pratyush Shankar… Read more “Who are the Resource People?”
The workshop was an intense five days of field work and hands on conceptualization that was conducted in Goa. The French, Dutch, Portuguese and British established colonial… Read more “Workshop : Portuguese Colonial Urbanism”
During the workshop “Portuguese Colonial Urbanism” the participants addressed a new theme everyday. The themes for the workshop were: ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE THE INSTITUTION OF CHURCH THE… Read more “Goa Workshop Outcomes”
Workshop “Portuguese Colonial Urbanism” was conducted on December 14-18th, 2019 in Panjim city. The broad aim of the workshop was to understand how the settlements of Goa… Read more “Goa Workshop Diary”
The workshop is an intensive five days of field work and presentations conducted in Goa.
Using urban morphology and civic architecture as the vehicles of analysis, the participants will learn to establish the correlation between larger ideologies and urban spatial structures.
“Writing Urban History” was an intense , 5-day workshop conducted on 8th – 12th Dec’18 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 was however remain in narrating the evolution of Urban Form.