Collective

Forming users commitee

While designing the new parks, I interviewed the public and locals within a radius about the surrounding contexts, local history, cultural specificity, etc. I asked them about this public space that has been unmanaged and locked for a long time. …

Conceptual Planning

What role should professional designers play in local placemaking processes? The process should never start with a designer’s drawings proposing changes to space. That is typically a consultation, which is usually a one-off event presented as the design’s ‘participation element’ …

Community clean up

At first, it seemed difficult to reclaim this public land that was gripped for vested interest. We had to rise above the inertia and create a community centred place that’s beneficial for all. It was critical to break a cycle …

Action Architecture

ACTION ARCHITECTURE  After the community clean up, Prof Anne Feenstra , Laurete global award for sustainable architecture 2012 (Paris) offered insights on why parks should be designed with true community ownership, He stated; The process of making a park is …

Co – design

CO – DESIGN In my desire to intermix arts with social science, I turn towards the participatory methodologies to build empathy and capacity. One person/discipline cannot make sense of complex situations, so it is vital to connect skills and resources …

Site Studies

We went to see the total number of eight identified public lands with a team of architects, engineers, and city planners. We are planning to revitalize underused public spaces into well planned open spaces and parks of different sizes. Simultaneously, …

Igniting community spirit

When the city authorities failed to address the needs of the community, We called this meeting to find mutual support and solutions.  It was necessary for artists, environment lawyers, urban planners, botanists, architects, engineers, businessmen, and active community to come …