After sketchy initiation KRVIA (Mumbai)-SPA (Delhi) began to shape up this year & incidentally for both the years. The exposure to domestic exchange program has distinct advantage even though it has comparable/similar cultural envelop. It is because of different geographical situation & perhaps different metaphors that city exercise on us. The approaches of both the institution are solely based on the situation that it exist. SPA emphasize on wholesome development vs. KRVIA Surgical Urban-ism is noteworthy. The SPA relocation policy is about making exclusive urban experiences while KRVIA inclusive rehabilitation strategy embedded into the strengthening economic pattern that city dwells on. Not surprisingly the stake holders at SPA are always on top of the pyramid while KRVIA is locating its stake holders at Bottom. So the argument is that similar cultural envelop but different geographical location shapes the way urbanity exerts pressure on us. The political capital vs economic capital brings the fold of urban ism subservient to its on paradigmatic thought pattern. The students have immensely benefited from KRVIA-SPA exchange. I hope that we can theorize the thought pattern & ideological grounding of both the institution with open mind & mend the way for faculty exchange on regular basis.
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