urbz is designing a new building in Dharavi for the Koliwada Jamat.
The famously productive neighbourhood in the heart of Mumbai city is full of thousands of artisans, craftspersons and mechanics, working away on their tools and machines in workshops and factories that often double up as homes and dormitories. This series of interviews profiles them in their contexts to provide a composite portrait of Dharavi's economic life. As Patrick Geddes says, the "Place, Li
NYU Abu Dhabi returns for the third year of handstorming resulting in some exciting projects in Kumbharwada, Koliwada, Transit Camp and the 13th Compound
Students from SAL worked with urbz and Dharavi residents to understand the connections and interconnections that make up the neighbourhood and its relationship the city.
Handstorming is the alter-ego of its more cerebral version and geared towards a collective hands-on experience that makes and constructs in real time and space. It was the main mode of operation in our workshop with NYU AD students and produced some impressive and practical tools and objects.