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IUDI, COLLOQIUM

The formation of IUDI is much awaiting formations, awaited for many years. Although it its formation has to wait for even IID organization, that was really surprising. The formation of IID has given rise to many events if not for cause definitely for strengthening bourgeois & gentrified culture practice. The one day conference was well organized; however the presentation by Mysore & Bangalore was pathetic. Since they gave impression of that the course is need for the market & not ideological prerequisite. The presentation of CEPT was as accurate as ever, trying to justify everything that exists, perhaps that was too accurate at the level of rational science. I really doubt the imaginative plane ever existed when one talks about Urban Design or rather design. There seems to be answer for everything. The robust complexities of Indian Cities reduce to verifiable, designable object.

The hegemony that ever existed ever when it comes to Urban Design cannot be denied, at least the way it was represented. Although I see this event as a buttress to the profession, by the fact that the first school formed 40 years back. The next one twenty years back & now 3 institutes are two year old. One may look at this historic movement rather critically & summarize the Geo-politico, hegemonial precedent. However I am not quietly disappointed to the fact, that our presentation came with conviction & standpoint that it existed for comprehensive aspiration. The questions after presentation were simply to fracture the advantage that KRVIA has for its long lasted Endeavour. The problem with us is that we all look too young, as Rajat Mentioned that, at KRVIA there is no distinguishable notion between who is in which year of who is faculty & student or HOD. The questions which rose were really childish & uncalled for at this forum, including by AGK. They were almost as raised as if our thoughts are impregnates to such eventualities. We do not know the who is colonizer or process of colonization when it came to exchange program.

The fact that the questions were pregnant with philanthropic colonial aspiration of wisdom sermons. At last I believe that Sonal has done excellent job in organizing the whole play. She has huge ability to organize & do follow-ups. And of-course the right temperament for teaching profession.

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