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Journaling, as a narrative medium, is a way to express experiences/stories/memories of all the intangible associations that one has or develops by occupying a space over a period of time. This eventually transforms them into powerful meaningful places that have stories to tell and worth documenting. This workshop offers insight on how observations and interpretations (stories) associated with people and places, be narrated by prioritising drawing/journaling as a skill and way of documenting. Most Indian cities, have a rich “Cultural heritage” which includes traditions or living expressions inherited such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, etc. (as stated by UNESCO). As inhabitants of such cities, we associate with people and places and think what we experienced have some significance. While doing so, we have memories that connect emotionally. The most common method of documenting is either by making architectural drawings or taking photographs.Hence through the medium of journaling, one can develops a unique language of representation, which is a multiple-layered representation that takes one back and forth in time.