Redesigned Subway entrances at CSTM, Mumbai open to public access
February 15, 2018
The newly opened subway entrances designed by TUP are open for public access now. A fresh new and clean look of the redesigned subways is a compliment to the UNESCO world heritage building of the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.
Curated and designed by Rupali Gupte & Prasad Shetty
What happens when a mathematical logic is mobilised to (re)invent space? – does it provide a hint to the logic of the universe? What happens when built-form typologies are interrogated? – what new forms of living get produced? Can there be an urban form that can afford the multiplicity of the collective? – what are its enabling infrastructures?
With a conceptual ambition of tying together the visions of the astronomer-king Sawai Jai Singh, ideas of the architect Charles Correa and concerns of contemporary space-making practices; this exhibition invites architects and artists to respond to the above provocations. With an affective landscape of spatial interrogations, Jawahar Kala Kendra is imagined as a laboratory for experiments in making space.
Participating artists / architects
Abin Design Studio, Anagram Architects, Anthill Design, Anuj Daga, Architecture Brio, Aayojan School of Architecture, Bhagwati Prasad, Dhruv Jani, Dronah, Gigi Scaria, Sir JJ College of Architecture & Mustansir Dalvi, Mad(e) in Mumbai, M. Pravat, Mancini, Mark Prime, Milind Mahale, Mathew & Ghosh, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Parul Gupta, M/s. Prabhakar B Bhagwat, Prasad Khanolkar, Randhir Singh, Raqs Media Collective, Sameep Padora + Associates, Samir Raut, Samira Rathod Design Atelier, Seher Shah, Teja Gavankar, The Busride Design Studio, The Urban Project, Vikas Dilawari, Vishal K Dar.
The Curatorial Team includes: Anuj Daga (Assistant Curator), Milind Mahale (Product Designer), Dipti Bhaindarkar, Dhruv Chavan, Kaushal Vadake with support from School of Environment and Architecture.
Vijayshree Pednekar, Principal Planner at TUP presents her views on National Television programme on transportation planning issues in the country and how we can deal with them in a developing counrtry like India
Dushyant Asher, Principal Architect at TUP Conducting workshop at KRVIA, Mumbai
December 17, 2015
Who makes our city? It is said that a city is creation of the collective desires of all living in it. In many ways it is and yet we know that this utopian notion is challenged every day. We live in a city where we often ask this question. How did we end up with a skywalk that leads us from no where to no where and with no mechanical elevators? It would not be unfair to say that much of how the city gets shaped, and by whom, is outside the realm of Architecture and other formal spatial practices. For the KRVIA Workshops the ‘Architectural Alternatives’ is an attempt at discovering these unsolicited forms of spatial practices in the city of Mumbai. Our city is surrounded by conditions and situations which can only be described as unsolicited. Our intention is to study the processes that these forms of practices takes on. The relationships they form with various stake holders which most definitely include the users, the creators and the authorities. We want to engage with these unsolicited forms of practices and create processes of working with them to discover new ideas and programs.