Chandigarh Workshop

Learning from the Utopian City:  Chandigarh

Date: 28th & 29th February

Venue: Conference Room, Academic Block 1 (First Floor), IISER Mohali


Sunday February 28th, 2016

9.00 – 9.30 – Tea/coffee and arrivals

9.30- 10.00 – Introduction to the Utopian Cities Project, by Profs. Ayona Datta, William Gould and Anu Sabhlok

Panel One

10.00 – 10.30: Prof. Rajiv Lochan,  ‘Adjusting to Chandigarh, adjusting Chandigarh’

10.30- 11.00: Prof. Gopal Krishan, ‘Chandigarh: Urban futures’

11.30- 12.00: Danish Ashraf (IAS), ‘Citizen feedback on Chandigarh as a Smart City’

12.00- 12.30: Pashim Tiwari, ‘Conceptualizing the Smart City’

12.30 – 1.00: Dr. Navpreet Kaur, ‘The City and its Invisible’

1.00– 2.00: Lunch

Panel Two

2.00 -2.20: Protest of the Mutated: Labour, City and State by Kanwaljeet (CPIML)

2.20- 2.40: Sweeping the City Clean: Slum Demolitions in Chandigarh by Paali (Ghar Adhikar Sangharsh Morcha)

2.40 – 3.00:  Redrawing the Erased Maps: Land Acquisitions and Making of City by Tarlochan Singh (vernacular journalist)

3.00 – 3.20: Chameleon City: We too Inhabit ‘City Beautiful’ (Saksham Trust)

3.30 – 5.00: Break-out groups and discussion (Tea)

7.30:  Play & musical performance

Monday February 29th, 2016

Field trip – Details TBC


Image courtesy Ayona Datta
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