Place, Work, Folk is a fortnightly column in The Hindu Sunday Magazine by Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava, which is inspired by Patrick Geddes and analyzes current urban issues in India and beyond.
One among the many ways of watching Nishtha Jain’s exquisite documentary, ‘The Golden Thread’ (2022), is by following the imagination of urbanist Patrick Geddes.
Marginality, Climate Crisis, and the Right to the City: The future of participatory urbanism in the US
In a global context, populations marginalized because of race, class, gender, creed, etc. are those most incessantly stripped of this right to design the city in their own image within formalized constraints. In this way, the “informal” urban process of self-construction is inherently a product of this same marginality that excludes these groups from “formalized” city-making.
An Op-Ed by Rahul and Matias for the Mobile Lives Forum:
Opportunity study for a major cultural center in the new central business district of Geneva. Sorry it is in French. It has nice illustrations though! :)
How design competitions waste time, money and potential. (The Hindu 23.06.19)
This essay looks at the theoretical and practical implications of a much used and abused notion in urban planning and development circles, that of ‘informal settlements’.
What the world’s largest city can teach us about local development (The Hindu 16.02.2019)
How we locked ourselves in a box (The Hindu 02.02.19)
All habitats are made up of the sounds of water, as they flow in and out of people, kitchens, bathrooms and sewers (The Hindu 20.01.19)
Exploring the visual anatomy of Dharavi's fishing village
Exploring the visual anatomy of Dharavi's fishing village.
Can collective intelligence save us from self-destruction? (The Hindu 06.01.2019)
A town which has roots in the Neolithic Age struggles with the ups and downs of modernity. (The Hindu 09.12.2018)
the urbz Mumbai team traces back its lunch to the village
Article in The Asian Age about local development initiatives in Dharavi (Mumbai), which urbz supported.
Radha is a passionate tuition teacher, and she is proud of her contribution to the education of many students. She discusses the importance of education in Dharavi.
The future of Indian cities and villages is resolutely networked and circulatory. Revisit or discover the "Mumbai Return" exhibition, just a year after it was shown at Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum. (13.6MB)
Stylistic confusion and the great Mumbai mashup tradition. (The Hindu 08.07.2018)