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Foreword

Gautam Bhatia

Introduction

Sameep Padora

Epilogue

Samira Rathod

Curatorial Brief

What is the Architecture of Future Collectives?

The current covid 19 pandemic has only intensified a major fault line in our contemporary world. While the present situation has exposed the inadequacy of our institutions – the home, institutions related to governance, production, learning, leisure, and has rendered the street a dangerous place, it seems like this crisis was already in the making. Our lives were getting increasingly fragmented, at the same time ironically increasingly networked. The utopia of the public that had fired architectural imagination post-independence was already splintering into privatopias of hedonism, with the state taking a back seat. At the same time, we were seeing new ecologies of learning emerging outside the university, new forms of co-living and co-working, new agile forms of production and new forms of leisure. The street had intensified its use from being choked by traffic on the one hand to becoming a home for the city’s many migrants. These are no longer the homogenous modern publics of civil society but multiple collectives that are agile and shapeshifting. It seems like it is these collectives that will be able to salvage our otherwise splintering futures. The question we ask is, ‘what is the architecture of these collectives?’ What new spaces do they occupy? What are our new forms of home and living? What new institutions have we evolved? What are our new spaces of production, of learning, leisure and the street? And what are the new futures of these collectives, that promise to tide us through? 

What is the architecture of future collectives?

The future of home and living
The future of learning
The future of institutions
The future of production
The future of leisure
The future of the street

Curators

Rupali Gupte_1

Rupali Gupte

Bijoy Ramachandran

Bijoy Ramachandran

Ruturaj Parikh

Ruturaj Parikh

Essayists

Ambrish Arora

Ambrish
Arora

Bijoy Ramachandran

Bijoy
Ramachandran

Ankon Mitra

Ankon
Mitra

Anuradha Chatterjee

Anuradha
Chatterjee

Gautam Bhatia

Gautam
Bhatia

Madhusudhan Chalasani

Madhusudhan
Chalasani

Martand-Khosla2

Martand
Khosla​

Natasha Iype

Natasha
Iype

Neeraj Manchanda

Neeraj
Manchanda

Sameep Padora

Sameep
Padora

Samira Rathod

Samira
Rathod

Shimul Javeri

Shimul
Javeri

suhasini ayer

Suhasini
Ayer

Editors

Maanasi Hattangadi

Maanasi
Hattangadi

Rajesh Advani

Rajesh
Advani

Supporting Partners

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