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NGPA FEES FOR STUDENTS
+GST for non-CEPT students
Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2021 DURATION
NO. OF STUDENTS
20 OPEN FOR PROFESSIONALS
Yes PREREQUISITES FOR PROFESSIONALS
Basic understanding of Drawing / Drawing Software, Enthusiasm for understanding Logical Thinking FEES FOR PROFESSIONALS
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Approx. Rs. 700/- STUDENTS DELIVERABLES
Photos, Maps FACULTY OF Architecture
Dissecting the City - Innovative Methods in Urban Research
Image source: Typographic maps by Paula Scher
Fahad Zuberi is a writer and academic. He graduated with B. Arch from Aligarh Muslim University in 2015 and completed M. Arch (HTC) at CEPT University in 2019. Fahad is currently associated with urban research projects funded by Luce Foundation - based at Sciences Po, Paris, as a research collaborator where his work explores the Indian city through the dimensions of identity and socio-economic interactions. He was awarded the CEPT Essay Prize, 2019 for his essay on the theme "Challenges of Dwelling in Asian Cities" and is the recipient of Scott Opler Fellowship to Society of Architectural Historians, 2020.
Fahad was featured in the exhibition Cartographic Anxieties at The Conflictorium and has given talks about cities and culture at various forums such as the Kochi Biennale '21. His columns can be read in The Indian Express, Outlook Magazine, The Leaflet and Domus India.
When the COVID 19 Pandemic hit the world in early 2020, the inevitable lockdowns forced us to critically reflect on our existing perceptions of the city. The pandemic explicitly revealed several non-physical layers of the city that make the experience ‘urban’.As all socio-economic & political interactions ceased,we witnessed the Non-City - an entity that had the infrastructure laid out across space, but was completely devoid of the Modern Urban experience.The Pandemic revealed to us that the city is much more than just statistics, buildings & infrastructure & that we must develop mechanisms to study the intangible city with deserving academic depth.This course aims at equipping students with tools & techniques that enable them to dissect the city for its many dynamic layers.It introduces concepts of research methodology,through a studio based approach, guides the students towards developing their own innovative research methods in order to study & document some rather elusive & intangible aspects of the urban experience such as memory, time, smell, sound, identity, & sight.Basic understanding of Drawing/Drawing Software, Enthusiasm for understanding Logical thinking.