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WORKSHOP ALERT
UDC is offering a workshop on ‘Reading the Urban Environment’- A two-day workshop that covers Field work and data-gathering methods, Research and Design thinking approaches and an introduction to analysis and graphic tools.
Open to students of architecture from 3rd year onwards, post-graduate architecture & planning students and recent graduates.
Register for the workshop here.
Only 10 registrations per workshop.

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Urban Colloquium #14- The Last Wave – an Island Novel

6:30- 7:30 pm
31st August, Wednesday
at the MOAD/UDC office space

Join us for an evening with Pankaj Sekhsaria- researcher, author, photographer, academician and environmental campaigner.

There will be a talk spanning the story of two parallel journeys – one is of the geology, ecology and history of the islands; the other is the author’s own journey of travelling and discovering the islands, the most recent step of which was the writing of his debut novel- The Last Wave, a story that is deeply embedded in the ecology, people and history of the islands. The talk will be followed by a book reading.

All are invited!

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UDC’s ‘Where is YOUR Chennai?’ installation featured as part of the online platform of MoMA’s Uneven Growth exhibition!!!

Uneven Growth, the latest exhibition in MoMA’s Issues in Contemporary Architecture series addresses the increasingly inequitable urban development taking place in our cities as we move into a future that is two-thirds urbanized and shrinking on resources.
‘Where is YOUR Chennai?’ was accepted as an example of “tactical urbanisms”—temporary, bottom-up interventions that aim to make cities more livable and participatory. Visit this link to read more about it.

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UDC blog makes it to The Guardian’s best city blogs list!

The Guardian recently launched Guardian Cities, an online news hub for high-quality reporting, analysis, and debate about the challenges and opportunities our cities face in the 21st century. The Guardian Cities website is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Urban Design Collective is thrilled to share space with other great city blogs from around the world! Visit the link for more info.

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