Monday, January 25, 2010


The undisciplined city conference on 30/11/09 had some interesting views & interpretation of our city that are going through rigorous transformation. The list of deformities that surfaces through rationlization of our cities are beyond the scope of even multi-disciplinary approaches we talk about. The undisciplined etymology is the store of such deformities.

  • Legal deficit
  • Delienation deficit
  • deman deficit
  • demand ssesment
  • stake holder assesment
  • undisciplined legislative/ power/ politics/ economy
  • undisciplined gentrification
  • undisciplined linguistic territorial demand
  • autonomous processes
  • unintended city
  • Intentions & contentions
  • Building cities from outside
  • urbanity "a state of mind", urbanism "a object of mind"
  • is conteporary urbanism a new found confusion?
  • disciplinary confinement
  • contested trajectory
  • urban society going out of disciplinary constitution
  • beyond city bound.

Monday, January 18, 2010


The metaphor that attached with east is rising & perhaps manifested somewhere in our rituals & our cultural manifestation. The east is histoically a historical, that cannot be slightest exaggeration in that since we are facinated by narrative more than monuments. We have limited discussion on the very idea of east, especially from western biases. Perhaps the argument of east have never delve more deeply into their interpretation of form, sources, intentions, meaning. Hence there are inherent risk in any attempt to evaluate current tendencies that our cities manifesting without bases to rationalize transformation. The filter of east is perhaps inhibiting the process since the colonial stigma, British legacy still lingers with our socio-cultural processes that shapes our cities. Hence east is perhaps analogy from western centric thought who tried to renewed the Raj legacy from the nostalgic perspective of current fashion.

Our attempt appears to be partial appraisal extends to the historical context from which the expression of our cities evolving. From our external perspective it appears that certain presumptions regarding the cultural history of (east) and in its contacts with other cultures in contemporary world may yeild intriguing & deceptive assumptions.

Monday, January 11, 2010


The cyclical route to Saurashtra seems analogus to cyclical notion of time that exist in our memory. The travelling distance of 2000 km appeared like one cinema with several character, each is individual yet bounded by larger theme. The Saurashtra has architecture, which are distorted & defaced along the time, yet pride to exist with distorted hisotory is visible among people.

" perforated timewall has distorted the time memory, yet it is familiar"

"that scatterd memory through time wall seems familiar"

"that hidden lapsed memory overshadowed by brocken building seems familiar as well"

"time has no respect for age, every building that rose with time is destined & perhaps thats the form of time"

"the form of buildings are distorted & defaced yet the ideality in existance with time also seems familiar"

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