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Did you visit Chennai Photo Biennale 2019? If yes, tell us what you thought about it!

 

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Thank you very much in advance!
 
 
 
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Did you visit Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018? If yes, tell us what you thought about it!

 

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Thank you very much in advance!
 
 
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 10TH MAY 2019 DEADLINE

This is a call for articles for the below listed sections/ columns. If you are interested to contribute for any of the nine listed sections, please email us at urbandesigncollective@gmail.com with ‘City Observer Submission- (section you would like to write for)’ in the subject line. In the email, please include your full name and affiliation and a 100 word blurb on the subject of your essay. Upon confirmation, you will have until 10th May 2019 to submit your final version ready for publishing.

1.Feature Pieces- Long (5000 words) and Short (1600 words)
Descriptive essays on any topic relevant to City Observer’s theme of Cities and People. We encourage articles that explore the depth as well as breadth of issues related to urbanism across the world.

2. 10 Urban Design lessons from a city (1600 words or more)
Listicle describing ten takeaways on urbanism from any particular city. The 10 Urban Design Lessons can be personal musings, factual narratives or a combination of both.

3. On Location (1200 words or more)
Profile of an exciting or informative urban design project implemented anywhere in the world. This piece showcases completed projects through the eyes of a visitor who has experienced the project firsthand.

4. Mobility and the City (1200 words or more)
For essays on any aspect of mobility and/in the city, including theoretical positions, lessons learned, successful or unsuccessful mobility projects, social, economic and environmental challenges related to mobility etc.

5. Art and the City (1200 words or more)
Art and the city have a mutually beneficial relationship. This section is an essay on the relationship between art and the city.

6. Motion Captured (10 photographs or more)
Cities lend themselves easily as subjects of a photographer’s lens. This section showcases photo essays on urbanism, capturing scenes from any particular urban setting.

7. Community Engagement (1200 words or more)
Participatory planning is at the heart of the work we do. This section showcases an initiative/project that involved a significant community engagement component as part of its realization.

8. City Trails (1200 words or more)
Cities are best experienced by walk or cycle. This section profiles interesting walking/cycling trails from cities around the world.

9. Teaching Urban Design (1200 words or more)
Essays showcasing academic urban design studios or urban design pedagogy (or both) from around the world.
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JOIN US THIS SUNDAY FOR A PERCEPTION MAPPING EXERCISE ALONG THE BUCKINGHAM CANAL IN CHENNAI.


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Join the movement for a zero waste future for Chennai. Let’s talk Kuppai Matters!

Look up Facebook link to know how you can be part of this: Kuppai Matters

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ICYMI- URU’s inaugural exhibition “Mattancherry”, curated by Riyas Komu, has been extended till December 31, 2017. No excuses now! Go go go!!!

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UDC is delighted to be part of an exhibition curated by Riyas Komu at Uru Art Harbour titled ‘Mattancherry’.
Everyone is 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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