BANGALORE: A series of lectures titled ‘Talk of the Town’ is being organised in the city on the themes of ‘See’,’Act’ and ‘Build’ to address various issues related to urban transformation in India.
This is being organised under the ageis of ‘Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities.’ The second Lecture in the Series will be held on March 29 at Max Muller Bhavan.
The panelists are: Bindu Nair, HCP Design and Project Management Private Limited, Ahmedabad, Dirk E Hebel, ETH Zurich and Ashwin Mahesh, Indian Institute of Management.
The first lecture began with Richard Saul Wurman’s famous call for ‘making the city observable’ to interrogate different practices of seeing the city through cartography and other visual means and how those shape our everyday urban experiences and decisions.
The second lecture will now gather urban practitioners and actors to discuss and compare various strategies and tactics undertaken by them to intervene in city processes.
The discussion will focus on how specific ways of ‘acting’ or ‘intervening’ in the city can create or dismantle urban hierarchies, and also what examples of ‘acting’ in the city can be found in the urban discourse in India.
The third lecture will focus on the processes and politics of the built fabric of contemporary cities while addressing the current realities in Bangalore and also radically new ideas and methods for building cities.
For further details visit www.goethe.de/bangalore or www.germany-and-india.