Including screening of the film ‘City on the Water’ and tributes to Correa
Event Date: 21st July 2015
Tributes paid by Cyrus Guzder, Gerson Da Cunha, H. Masud Taj, Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, Dr. Jehangir Sorabjee, Dr. M.V. Telang, Prof. Uday Gadkari, Sankalp Meshram, Divya Kush
Venue: Nehru Centre Auditorium, Worli, Mumbai
Organised by: UDRI, Council of Architecture, Indian Institute of Architects, Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture, Sir JJ College of Architecture, University of Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralay, National Gallery of Modern Art and Kala Ghoda Association
THE EPHEMERAL MEGACITY: MUMBAI TO THE KUMBH MELA
Event Date: 12th June 2015
Speaker: Rahul Mehrotra
Venue: Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Sharada Dwivedi came to be known as the Biographer of Bombay in the words of Charles Correa. A librarian by background, she came into prominence with her many publications on the city including Bombay: The Cities Within (1995), Fort Walks: Around Bombay’s Fort Area (1999) and Anchoring a City Line: the History of the Western Suburban Railway and its Headquarters in Bombay (2000). She was also a trustee of the Urban Design Research Institute. With her passing away in 2012, the UDRI decided to host a memorial lecture every year as a tribute to her achievements.
Brief: The talk presented the research findings from the interdisciplinary team at Harvard that undertook a study of the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest festival and drew lessons for future research.
Event Date: 27th May 2015
Venue: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay (CSMVS) Auditorium, Kalaghoda, Fort, Mumbai
The only issue on the agenda was to look for possible ways to reach out to MCGM and modify the strategies in the DP to better serve Mumbai. Problems such as the lack of strategies for, inclusionary/ affordable housing, pedestrian friendly city, improvement of public transport, SPA Areas, water supply and sanitation, indexation of FSI, standards for open spaces and amenities, Heritage conservation, two tire planning etc. were discussed.
Event Date: 30th March – 4th May 2015
Venue: Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai
The Mumbai Development Plan 2014-34, which will affect the lives of 12.5 million residents of Greater Mumbai, was released in February. The 60-day notice period for suggestions and objections was an opportunity for citizens to voice their opinion on the future of Mumbai. In order to support this process, we displayed printed sheets of the Proposed Land Use and FSI maps in A0 size (1 Sq. Mt. Area) for easy reference, at the UDRI office. The maps covered the Island City, Western Suburbs and Eastern Suburbs, of the Draft Development Plan 2014-2034.
Event Date: 27th February 2015
Jury: Kamu Iyer, Neelkanth Chhaya, Gurjit Singh Matharoo, Ashok Lall
Venue: Sir JJ College of Architecture
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.
Event Date: 6th February 2015
Speaker: Siddharth Menon
Venue: School of Environment and Architecture, Borivali, Mumbai
The talk was a presentation of the findings of the architect during his travels in different parts of India. It introduced the diverse building traditions of the Indian sub-continent and questioned our interdependent and uncertain architectural futures.
Event Date: 22nd January 2015
Speaker: Prof. P.V.K. Rameshwar
Venue: Sir J.J. College of Architecture
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.
Event Date: 17th January 2015
Organizers: Urban Design Research Institute and Majlis
Venue: Matterden CFC – The Deepak, Lower Parel, Mumbai
The event saw the launch of the book that documents one hundred years of cinema theater in the city as a graph of public culture and urban development. The book is meant to be a resource for initiating a campaign to protect single screen theaters in Mumbai.
EXHIBITION, CONFERENCE & AWARD CEREMONY
Dates: 17th December – 18th December 2015
Time: 11am to 6:00pm
Venue: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) Visitor Centre, Fort. Mumbai
‘Reinventing Dharavi: An International Ideas Competition’ was conceptualized in 2014 to generate new ideas, concepts and interventions for the sustainable integration of urban issues – affordable housing, livelihoods, health and sanitation, recreation, education, urban design and planning, social and cultural activities, environment, governance, and economics, amongst others.
It was aimed to generate an exchange of national and international approaches as well as novel ideas to enhance the existing qualities and future potential of this site that particularly takes into account the needs of residents. The ideas are meant to suggest, and express, an array of multi-disciplinary strategies considered through a range of time structures – from short term to long term, transitory to permanent or staged development cycles.
The competition received proposals from over 20 teams comprising of 140 participants across 21 nationalities.