UD 722 Karmabhumi: The City as a Field of Action
Instructed by María Arquero de Alarcón
This studio challenges the progressive governmental appropriation of the Gandhian legacy in Ahmedabad, India. Reclaiming “the city as a field of action to exercise dissent and assert citizens’ rights” the studio instigates a critical reconsideration of the designer’s role in the making of memorials and the celebration of collective memory. Student work elicits “urban strategies that negotiate a plurality of ideas and interests in the critical making of new collectivities and civic institutions.
Image Mahatma Gandhi delivering a speech to the crowd in the dry Sabarmati riverbed of Ahmedabad Gujrat India
from Dinodia Photos RM