(apologies for re-sending to correct an error in the programme dates in
previous mail!)

Dear Friends:

We would like to invite you to participate in the first public workshop
organised by CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust) in
collaboration with SARAI on THURSDAY 28 DECEMBER and FRIDAY 29 DECEMBER
2006 in Mumbai. This workshop is called "Metrolog(ue): Discussions on
Emerging Urbanism". For detailed information on the workshop and areas
of discussion, please see our website on http://www.metrologue.net

CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust) is a group of architects,
researchers, technicians and artists who have worked together for
several years in Mumbai. Our collective was established with the aim of
undertaking research, pedagogy and intervention on urban spaces and
contemporary cultural practices in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. For
more information, see http://www.crit.org.in

In the workshop on 28-29 December, we have identified six broad areas of
discussion, dealing with issues of emerging urban morphologies; the
politics of occupancy, land and tenure; new civil society organisations;
urban peripheries and fringe areas of the metropolis; the new
entrepreneurship; and practices of mapping, archiving and publishing.
These areas comprise the six sessions of the workshop. The last session
will summarise and conceptualise the workshop.

While the workshop is open to the public, space is limited, so please
RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to attend. See below for the
full programme of the workshop and visit http://www.metrologue.net to
participate in the discussions.

 

METROLOG(UE):
Discussions on Emerging Urbanism


VENUE:

Conference Hall
All-India Local Self Government
Juhu Gully (C.D. Barfiwalla Marg)
Andheri (West), Mumbai 400058


THURSDAY 28th December 2006

09.30 – 09.45        Tea
        
09.30 – 10.15        Introductions and Welcome

Prasad Shetty, Rupali Gupte and Ravi Sundaram

        
10.15 – 12.30        SESSION 1: EMERGING MORPHOLOGIES
http://www.metrologue.net/wordpress/category/morphologies

Jeebesh Bagchi (Moderator and Speaker), Rupali Gupte, Nilesh
Rajadhyaksha, Rohan Shivkumar, Chitra Venkatramani and Sandeep Pendse

        
12.30 – 13.30        Lunch
        
13.30 – 15.30        SESSION 2: POLITICS OF OCCUPANCY
http://www.metrologue.net/wordpress/category/occupancy

Meena Menon (Moderator and Chair), Aditya Potluri, Saurabh Vaidya,
Prasad Khanolkar, Chandrashekhar Prabhu, Amita Bhide and Solomon
Benjamin

        
15.30 – 16.00        Tea
        
16.00 – 18.00        SESSION 3: NEW CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS
http://www.metrologue.net/wordpress/category/civil-society

Asha Ghosh (Moderator), Zainab Bawa, Benita Menezes, Ateya Khorakiwala
and Lalita Kamath

 

FRIDAY 29th December 2006

09.00 – 09.30        Tea
        
09.30 – 11.15        SESSION 4: URBAN PERIPHERIES
http://www.metrologue.net/wordpress/category/peripheries/

Awadhendra Sharan (Moderator and Speaker), Anirudh Paul, Rohit Mujumdar,
Prajna Rao, Makrand Salunke and Sudhir Pathwardhan

        
11.15 – 11.45        Tea
        
11.30 – 13.15   SESSION 5: NEW ENTREPRENEURSHIP
http://www.metrologue.net/wordpress/category/entrepreneurship/

Ravi Sundaram (Moderator and Speaker), Prasad Shetty, Tamal Mitra and
Ananth S.

        
13.15 – 14.15        Lunch

14.15 – 16.00        SESSION 6: MAPPING, PUBLISHING, ARCHIVING
http://www.metrologue.net/wordpress/category/mappingarchiving/

G. Nagarjuna (Moderator and Chair), Shekhar Krishnan, Schuyler Erle,
John D’Souza, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Swapnil Hajare and Kanhaiya Kale

        
16.00 – 16.15        Tea
        
16.15 – 17.45        SESSION 7: CITY AND CULTURE
http://www.metrologue.net/wordpress/category/metrologue/

George Jose (Moderator and Speaker), Gyan Prakash, Ranjani Mazumdar,
Kausik Mukhopadhyay
        
18.30 – 19.15        Concluding Remarks

Anirudh Paul and Awadhendra Sharan