School of Architecture, B.M.S College of Engineering. Bangalore
CUSP India conducted GKW Bangalore with Association of IIID Bangalore Chapter. The event was hosted by Department of Architecture , B.M.S. College of Engineering.
This workshop explained how a thoughtful understanding of the emergent 21 st century city can help architects and designers conceive better design solutions:
Program Highlight: Although many different actors such as real estate developers, homebuilders,politicians, planners, engineers and entrepreneurs contribute to city building, the collective contribution of practicing architects and designers is perhaps peerless. It is a matter of concern,however, that many architects and designers fail to think beyond setback lines and plot boundaries that tend to dictate and define individual projects. For the most part, they miss an opportunity to advance the discussions around design and development that largely take place in macro scale planning and policy circles. Thus, the motivation for this workshop stems from the simple proposition that: Understanding the city before developing architectural and design concepts can be both educative and empowering. Led by Architect Sevin Yildiz, Professor of urbanism and design at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York with several years of professional experience in Istanbul, and moderated by Dr. Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Professor of spatial planning and design at the University of Illinois, Chicago. This workshop focused upon illustrating the emergent nature and form of the 21 st century city. We also discussed how designers and architects can harness the ongoing public interest in our cities to conceive and pursue sustainable design solutions that transcend private property lines and contribute to building meaningful buildings and places. Using an interactive format, the workshop enabled participants to develop their own creative and critical thinking on the place of architecture and designing at various spatial scales in the 21 st century city.
30 - 31st May 2017. Department of Architecture, B.M.S College of Engineering.