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Personal Initiatives:

Brief note on each:

Nakshay  a community led culture mapping initiative is our passion project, one we hope will help local communities reconnect with their heritage. We have so far conducted trials with school and college students.

The results and analysis were published and presented at the BH2013 international conference by Politechnico di Milano and the Center for Conservation. The feedback was extremely positive.

Heritage Information Management Package  is a 3d web GIS based package that we are quite proud of. We conceptualised and developed it as a conservation tool to aid organisations like ASI with conservation status appraisals, planning and resource allocation. Visitor information and all site related data are part and parcel of the package.

We succesfully demonstrated a pilot on the ASI site of Boganandeeshwara Temple complex where we further customised the interface to specifically suit ASI. HIMP is the outcome of our long years of experience in working with such organisations and our faith in the role of technology in conservation.

The pilot was published and presented at the BH2013 international conference by Politechnico di Milano and the Center for Conservation, where the initiative was well received.

Neighbourhood Diaries presents stories and histories of a neighbourhood in collaboration with local residents. It was kickstarted in 2010 with Whitefield Diaries which study was published in the international journal South Asian Studies and presented as a paper at the 2011 international conference of the International Association of Asian Heritage.

We have since moved onto other neighbourhoods and the overall project was presented as a paper at the High tech-heritage 2012 international conference by the University of Massachussets and Center for Heritage and Society. View the films on 'Neighbourhood Diaries'. 

Bangalore City Project  ...a series of urban space events, panel discussions, walks and talks culminating in an exhibition at Samuha - 'the artists's collective' that we worked on in collaboration with UDBHAVA, Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut and residents of different neighbourhoods we conducted the events in.

 

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