What is the historical framework for understanding urban agglomeration and how does historical context influence how we interpret the contemporary urban environment?
What does architecture have to say about all this? How do we read architecture as a built structure, an expressive entity and a social construction relating to space and the people within it? How do we theorize and understand the social and architectural processes playing out in space?
How do we study space, community building, and architecture as ethnographers? How can we enter into a new place and culture, engage in research without being voyeuristic? What role does drawing and art play in understanding people, space and culture? Can a drawing by a visitor capture the essence of local culture without essentializing and fetishizing it?
Let’s find out!