An initiative of the Charles Correa Foundation, ‘DWELL’ is a workshop for Architects, Designers and Students of Architecture and Design to instigate thought on mitigating increasing urban densities especially in the context of housing and urban living. The workshop intends to introduce the many perspectives, forces and pull-push factors that influence life in a city.
The 2015 Edition of ‘DWELL’ departs from the 2014 edition which addressed the idea of ‘Density’ and proposes to look at the city from the perspective of the ‘UnDesigned’ – the eclectic urban reality of India which includes a powerful parallel system that operates beyond the predictable. DWELL also looks at ‘Typology’ and ‘Context’ at the two frameworks for organizing ideas on housing and urban living.
6 teams will ideate on general and particular situations in 6 urban centres of varying scales, capacities, character and climate. All ideas will be documented and chronicled by the Charles Correa Foundation for further research and action.
WORKSHOP DATES: 29 October – 01 November 2015
VENUE: Charles Correa Foundation, Panaji, Goa
Continuing from the 2014 edition, DWELL 2015 will look at: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Panaji as the 6
urban laboratories. Each team will be led by a ‘Mentor’.
Each team will have 6 People. 1 Practicing Architect ‘Mentor’, 2 Young Graduates and 3 Senior Undergraduate Students of
architecture / design / planning (4th and 5th Year).
Riyaz Tayyibji, Anthill Design, Ahmedabad.
Gaurav Roy Choudhury, Gaurav Roy Choudhury Architects, Bengaluru.
Ayaz & Zameer Basrai, The Busride Design Studio, Mumbai.
Mahesh Radhakrishnan, MOAD, Chennai.
Madhav Raman & Vaibhav Dimri, Anagram Architects, DelhI.
Harsh Patel, Playgroup Studio, Panaji.
Students: 4 and 5 year students from the following Disciplines: Bachelor in Architecture, Urban Planning and other related
fields in Design.
Young Graduates: Architects, Planners and Designers below 28 years of age.
Fill and submit the DWELL Application form here. [FORM]
Send in a portfolio of a few of your best and most recent works that reflect your interest in exploring issues of concern in housing / human settlements / human interaction with urban space, etc.
The portfolio should be in PDF format not exceeding 10 MB and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
CCF will select 12 Fresh Graduates and 18 Students based on their portfolio and application on merit. Amongst those selected,
the best two student portfolios and one young graduate portfolio will be identified and their registration fee will be waived off.
All others will have to pay a registration fee. The teams will be decided through lots at the beginning of the workshop.
Registration fee: Rs.5000/-
Includes all academic and material costs of the workshop.
Logistics cost: Rs.10,000/-
The logistics cost includes accommodation from the 29 October afternoon to the 01 November noon on sharing basis. It includes food from the 29 October dinner to the closing dinner on the 01 November (4 Dinners, 3 Lunches and 3 Breakfasts). The fee does not include travel to Panaji.
The Charles Correa Foundation partners with Indigo Interactives for all logistical arrangements. These fees are subsidized by the
Foundation to a certain degree of general affordable common. Deserving students will get a fee wavier for the Registration Fee.
Applications Open: 1 September 2015
Last Date for Applying: 15 September 2015 12:00 NOON
Selected Candidates and Wait-list: 20 September 2015
Last Date for Registration: 25 September 2015
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