MASTER’S THESIS: 2011

URBAN MATRIX

Urban design is traditionally rendered with western academic forum. Its role is very often predetermined in abstraction of historicism on one hand while iconic & ideality on other hand.

Urban design, architecture & Indian cities.

A city is a palimpsest, a document with many layers of accretion & imperfect erasure, many glosses & comments and marginal notes. It is often called as collaborative art work, a strange collaborative partnership of people, civic policy makers, democratic political – legal system & socio-cultural & regional hegemony. The matrix of lattice system is an abstract idea of theoretical discourse within urban design context of Indian city. It represents the complexity of various realms seeking sense of locus & alignment to the vast reality of perceived urban order. The Thesis work perhaps demonstrated the nature of context & nature of responses are far detached from the value system that we are attempting to promote. Owen’s work is perhaps takes the step forward the issue of representation and response more than iconic delineation.


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