DigitalFUTURES Talk: In search for an Architectural Identity

Reflections by Emerging Hybrid Indian Practices
India is on course to be the third-largest economy by 2025. The World Bank estimates that approximately 40% of Indians will be moving into urban areas in the next decade. This unprecedented growth creates immense opportunities for India’s Urban Future. The country’s growth has been further fuelled by world-class digital infrastructure and cutting-edge information technologies, empowering 1.3 billion Indians. Several challenges face India’s potential trajectory for sustainable and holistic growth, not limited to climate change. Urban spaces for the future will need to be looked at through a creative lens urging a paradigm shift in the design and delivery of sustainable built environments. This is the opportune time for architects & designers working within the Indian context to re-boot existing post-independence architectural/urban paradigms to lead the foray into unexplored terrain to rewrite India’s Digital Future.

Presentations by: Shreyas More, Ayaz Basrai, Anokhi Shah, Dhruv Jani, Prasad Shetty & Rupali Gupte

Moderated by: Nuru Karim, Bhavleen Kaur Narula


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