Set in the radically uneven urban landscapes of Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune, India, Jugaad Urbanism explores how the energy of citizens "making-do" is translated by architects, urban planners, and governmental and nongovernmental entities into efficient and inventive strategies for sustainable urban growth. From energy generating spinning wheels to the extensive skywalks of Mumbai – the exhibition highlights how "jugaad" interventions (a term in Hindi used to describe an innovative, resourceful approach) are challenging traditional spatial hierarchies and mechanistic planning principles.
The work of Indian artists, including Raqs Media Collective, will also be included in the exhibition, offering insights into the complex and oft cited "messy" urbanism of India.
Curator: Kanu Agrawal
Exhibition design and graphics: Popular Architecture
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Exhibition and related programs are organized by AIA New York in partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation, the India China Institute at The New School , the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) and the Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA).
Jugaad Urbanism is supported in part by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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The exhibition was also made possible through the generous support of the following:
Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
AIA New York Chapter
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