Urbanization and transformation of urban cultures are the two key phenomena taking place in the Indian sub-continent. This has been intensified by currents of Globalization and migration between rural and urban areas. This poses, both an opportunity as well as vulnerability to the cities and the urban fabric. Opportunity through spatial immersion creating networks in social and cultural sphere and vulnerability manifested in gentrification and obsolescence of the same.
The studio seeks ideating and strategizing resilience fabrics and seek new ways where culture becomes a key structuring element to guide morphological changes and strengthen social and economic networks.
Faculty of Architecture at Manipal University with its interdisciplinary faculty drawn from humanities, architecture, urban studies and urban design are conducting studios at four different places (Hampi,Badami, Bijapur , Belur & Halebidu) in the month of December, 2017. Coupled with a stakeholder inputs, the studios aim to brainstorm, create scenarios, innovate design solutions, and suggest policy interventions to address questions of urbanity and global culture.