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Community Engagement:

Brief note on each:

Nakshay  ...where communities maps their heritage. This is our passion project, one we hope will help local communities reconnect with their heritage.The results and analysis were published and presented at the BH2013 international conference by Politechnico di Milano and the Center for Conservation.

Hampi Crafts and Communities  We have just commmenced this for Crafts Council of Karnataka as part of Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India's 'India Digital Heritage - Hampi' project. As it progresses we aim to work with living craft communities of the Hampi region. We recently presented a paper based on our work at Vistara 2013 national conference by Siddaganga Institute of Technology.

Malleswaram Accessibility Project  in collaboration with Jaaga for Department of Urban Land Transport. The project aim was to develop pedestrian and cycle friendly streets. Our contribution was neighbourhood socio-cultural hub identification. We engaged with Malleswaram community to understand what they considered locally significant.

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.

Shivarapatna In collaboration with UDBHAVA, we are involved in the reconstruction of a ruined ancient temple in this village of stone craftspeople. The project evolved in consultation with the villagers and a group of them (sthapathis) are supervising works. The experience was presented and published in the Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region's 2008 international conference.



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