The alienation of the worker

We want one man to be always thinking, and another to be always working, and we call one a gentleman, and the other an operative; whereas the workman ought often to be thinking, and the thinker often to be working,

The alienation of the worker

We want one man to be always thinking, and another to be always working, and we call one a gentleman, and the other an operative; whereas the workman ought often to be thinking, and the thinker often to be working,

Affordable Housing

The following text is an extract from ‘Out of the Box: Designing for the Poor” which I co-authored  Dr. Renu Khosla, Shahena Khan and Pranav Singh for ‘Shelter’, a Centre for Sustainable Habitat publication on affordable housing. I see what I see very

Affordable Housing

The following text is an extract from ‘Out of the Box: Designing for the Poor” which I co-authored  Dr. Renu Khosla, Shahena Khan and Pranav Singh for ‘Shelter’, a Centre for Sustainable Habitat publication on affordable housing. I see what I see very

Undercity Homes

For the past two and half years I have been working and researching the city of Delhi – mostly within informal, marginal and low income areas. The following are photographs from four study sites. The photos not only symbolize the

Undercity Homes

For the past two and half years I have been working and researching the city of Delhi – mostly within informal, marginal and low income areas. The following are photographs from four study sites. The photos not only symbolize the

Waiting for Chavez

My photos from Fuerte Tiuna, Caracas where thousands are queueing to see the late Hugo Chavez: and film showing the merchandise and ambiance:

Waiting for Chavez

My photos from Fuerte Tiuna, Caracas where thousands are queueing to see the late Hugo Chavez: and film showing the merchandise and ambiance:

What is the Incremental City?

What is the Incremental City? DRAFT The concern for an understanding of an ‘incremental city’ can start with a critique of contemporary urban design obsessed with the physical form dominated by an aesthetic of a final product; a practice of

What is the Incremental City?

What is the Incremental City? DRAFT The concern for an understanding of an ‘incremental city’ can start with a critique of contemporary urban design obsessed with the physical form dominated by an aesthetic of a final product; a practice of

Development as Freedom

As competent human beings, we cannot shirk the task of judging how things are and what to needs to be done. As reflective creatures, we have the ability to contemplate the lives of others. Our sense of responsibility need not

Development as Freedom

As competent human beings, we cannot shirk the task of judging how things are and what to needs to be done. As reflective creatures, we have the ability to contemplate the lives of others. Our sense of responsibility need not

Low Rise by Charles Correa

” Unfortunately the notion of low-rise housing is associated with the kind of sprawl one sees in the suburbs of westerns cities, but this, of course, is not what we are talking about. In its concentrated form, low-rise housing is the

Low Rise by Charles Correa

” Unfortunately the notion of low-rise housing is associated with the kind of sprawl one sees in the suburbs of westerns cities, but this, of course, is not what we are talking about. In its concentrated form, low-rise housing is the