Crowdsourcing the (Indian) City | Naresh Narasimhan | TEDxGateway

In his talk, Naresh Narasimhan talks about making the city livable by being aware of your environment, make an effort to know your city’s past and at last take responsibilities. He also say’s that paying taxes does not entitle a person to complain. We need to stop complaining and start fixing.

Through Metaform, a multidisciplinary conceptual design firm, he’s worked with municipal agencies to renew valuable markets and neighbourhoods. As a co-founder of MOD Institute, an international collective of urban designers, researchers and curators, Naresh has also been responsible in making cities like Bangalore and the urban processes that drive them: visible and participatory. As part of the erstwhile Bangalore Agenda Task Force; a founder and trustee of Imagine Bangalore, and regular advisor to government bodies, Naresh has fueled many progressive causes for the city.

Naresh V Narasimhan is well known for his long-term association with Venkataramanan Associates (VA), an award-winning architectural firm. What resonates when you talk to him, is his enthusiasm and his role as an urbanist, activist, and creative entrepreneur in Bangalore.

Some of Naresh’s most recent initiatives include Cobalt, a vibrant co-working space in central Bangalore that uses spatial and social strategies to trigger serendipity at work.

He maintains a healthy and eclectic work‐style, with interests that range from social innovation, knowledge-sharing and communication strategies to cinema, art and popular culture.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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