PUBLIC AFFAIR: DECODING PRINCIPLES OF URBAN PUBLIC REALM THROUGH
EFFECTIVE MAPPING IN AHMEDABAD
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The aim of the course is to study, document and map the diverse ways of living and the use of public and collective spaces in various housing typologies in the city of Ahmedabad. At the beginning of the workshop, students will formulate a Research questions / Hypothesis related to building morphology and types, perceptions of urban form, the use of public places and livability, etc. based on their initial visits. The hypothesis will be further explored through series of mapping studies such as direct observations, onsite surveys and interviews. The data collected will form the basis of analysis and inferences will be expressed through graphical representations. The course will be a journey discovering the ‘life’ of public and collective spaces of Ahmedabad. Students will be encouraged and guided to explore relevant issues and to provide a common ground to engage a meaningful debate on the role of collective spaces in the city of Ahmedabad. The course will be conducted as a part of the collaboration between CEPT University and Politecnico di Milano, India where students and instructors from both universities will be working together in joint teams. Following this Winter School, a course will be proposed in Milan during next Summer School. The participants should have keen interest in public spaces and mapping.
Expenses for Students - Material Cost - Rs.3000/-, Local Travel - Rs. 1000/-

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