Socio-economic ensemble

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Socio-economic ensemble


The objective of the three-week workshop is to define the personal criteria that determine the ‘quality of life’ in a city. The focus was more on the routine and normal, rather than the unusual. The 15 participants, a mix of professional and amateur photographers, started their field work, guided by Koppelkamm, in the last week of July with an attempt to visualise the intrinsic qualities of ‘their’ places. In the second part of the workshop, the group discussed the different projects and made their selection for the exhibition.

The places portrayed in this exhibition are as diverse as the City itself. They include bustling markets or shopping centres such as Russell Market or Avenue Road, secluded and peaceful areas such as the Mughal Fort and the Someshwara Temple in Ulsoor, Charles Correa’s Bimanagar township from the early '70s and quarters like Malleswaram or Cooke Town, where the architectural heritage is threatened by land speculation and the building of freeways.

In the case of Avenue Road, which is actually threatened by plans to widen the road, the exhibition might be a strong visual argument against the destruction of this unique architectural and socio-economic ensemble. For details, contact 25205305/06.

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