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PAST EVENTS

2008
LECTURE : YOUNG ARCHITECTS FORUM
YOUNG ARCHITECTS FORUM

Event Date: 7th November 2008
Speaker: Robert Greenwood, SNOHETTA
Venue: Rachna Sansad, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai

MUMBAI STUDIO : MAKING MUMBAI GLOBAL: A SYMPOSIUM ON THE CULTURE AND POLITICS OF URBAN TRANSFORMATION

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Event Date: 3rd October 2008
Speakers: Adele Naude Santos, Rahul Mehrotra, Aromar Revi, Lawrence Vale, Pankaj Joshi, Bishwapriya Sanyal, Kadambari Baxi, Mark Jarzombek, Robert Buckley
Venue: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PUBLIC DEBATE : DEVELOPMENT CONTROL REGULATION 33
DEVELOPMENT CONTROL REGULATION 33

Event Date: 15th September 2008
Speakers: Justice Sri Krishna, Iqbal Chagla, Charles Correa, Milind Deora, Debi Goenka, Gautam Patel, Shirish Patel, V K Phatak, Chandrashekhar Prabhu, D M Sukhthankar
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai

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LECTURE : URBAN FLOOD DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND MITIGATION

Event Date: 23rd August 2008
Speakers: Prof. Kapil Gupta, IIT Mumbai
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute

BOOK LAUNCH : MUMBAI READER ’07
MUMBAI READER ’07

Event Date: 22nd August 2008
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai

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Since 2006, the UDRI has been publishing the ‘Mumbai Reader’, a collection of articles on Mumbai. The Reader undertakes a representation of the city that enables innumerable readings through a simultaneous and non-linear compilation of multiple voices. The contents of the reader include some of the most recent perspectives on culture, economy, geography and history of the city. Mumbai Reader has attempted to closely archive changes as well as provide a contemporary understanding of the city in order to be able to reflect both on the present and future of the city.

PANEL DISCUSSION : WORKSHOP ON EASTERN WATERFRONT, MUMBAI
WORKSHOP ON EASTERN WATERFRONT, MUMBAI

Event Date: 22nd August 2008
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
Organised by: UDRI, MIT & Goethe Institut and School of Architecture and Planning

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This panel was organized as a means to engage with citizens and professionals in the field of environment, policy and real estate to assess environmental impact and potential for the Backbay region.

LECTURE : GREEN MAP
GREEN MAP

Event: 21st August 2008
Speaker: Anand Upalekar, Marcos Kusumawijaya
Venue: Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai

The Green Map is a project to promote healthy cities and sustainable communities by developing maps to chart the sites of environmental significance in urban places. By highlighting a community’s special places as well as its natural, cultural and sustainability resources, Green Map expects to help local citizens understand their community’s interdependent environmental, social and economic systems. The UDRI hosted mapmakers and environmentalists of local and international repute to collaborate and further discuss this tool and its relevance for a more sustainable future.

MUMBAI STUDIO : MIT Mumbai Studio 2008

Duration: 17th to 25th August 2008
Visiting Faculty: Alan Berger, Toni Conchetti, Rahul Mehrotra
Participants: 14 students

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A group of multi-disciplinary students were led by professors Alan Berger, Toni Conchetti and Rahul Mehrotra along with doctoral candidate Shiben Banerji to conduct fieldwork and independent research in and around the city, especially focused on the Bay of Mumbai.

In addition, students were also engaged in a day long workshop and conference organized by UDRI where multiple stakeholders were brought together to discuss the emergent form of the city and the most crucial questions regarding its future.

Student research findings as well as design proposals are documented in the book “Landscape and Urbanism”, which offers multiple options for imagining the future of the Mumbai Region and the Bay.

MEETINGS : MUMBAI DEVELOPMENT PLAN
MUMBAI DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Event Date: 2nd & 23rd July 2008
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute

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LECTURE : GET AWAY ANY DAY- SHOPPING MALLS AS AN ESCAPE FROM THE URBAN
GET AWAY ANY DAY- SHOPPING MALLS AS AN ESCAPE FROM THE URBAN

Event Date: 2nd July 2008
Speaker: Adriana Valdez Yoto
Venue: Rachna Sansad, Academy of Architecture

Adriana Valdez Yoto was part of an artist collective that established a secret residence inside the Providence Place Mall. There she sporadically squatted in and decorated an apartment in an unused space inside the mall. The project extended over a four-year period until the apartment was discovered by mall security in 2007. She has also completed an ethnography of a New York City mall that examines the nexus between shopping, security, and American identity after 9/11, as well as studied the mall’s colonial legacies.

Competitions : CHARLES CORREA GOLD MEDAL FOR THE YEAR 2008
CHARLES CORREA GOLD MEDAL FOR THE YEAR 2008

Event Date: 15th March 2008
Jury: Charles Correa, Sen Kapadia, Narendra Dengle, Kamu Iyer, Ravi Hazra
Venue: Rachna Sansad, Academy of Architecture, Mumbai

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In 2000, the Urban Design Research Institute initiated the annual Charles Correa Gold Medal for the best design dissertation from Schools of Architecture in Mumbai and selected schools outside the city. The medal is an appreciation of quality and talent among young students of architecture, and encourages a focus on the urban context.
Schools who want to take part should express interest by writing to UDRI. Schools should offer full time B.Arch. courses for Architecture and must be approved by the Council of Architecture. Each school can nominate only one entry, which is required to be an architectural project set in an urban context.

LECTURE : SANDHYA SAVANT MEMORIAL LECTURE – THE FUTURE OF CONSERVATION LEGISLATION
SANDHYA SAVANT MEMORIAL LECTURE – THE FUTURE OF CONSERVATION LEGISLATION

Event Date: 21st January 2008
Speaker: Shyam Chainani
Venue: Horniman Circle Garden

Sandhya Savant was a Conservation Architect and alumni of Sir JJ College of Architecture, who made a tremendous contribution in the realm of conservation practice in the city of Mumbai before passing away suddenly in 2006. Since then, supported by her family, UDRI conducts an annual memorial lecture to deliberate on urban issues.