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Cultural Narratives

The workshop is conceived as a center for dialogue, perhaps a collaborative studio to realize and use the cultural potential rooted or hidden in the city. The studio will work on the sites across the proposed green corridor connecting a big housing estate Sykhiv with a number public facilities and green areas and the city center of Lviv. The Green Line project was initiated by the Department of Architecture and Urbanistics of Lviv city council and supported by GIZ in Lviv. Also, Group 109 was invited to make a research of the route.

The project — Green Line is perceived to answer the transit and recreational concerns of the place. The corridor possess constructs of university campuses and offices, urbanized high density precincts, undeveloped natural and neglected postindustrial areas. The studio will identify methods to approach an 'operable construct', through explorations of the spatial, temporal and unacknowledged orientations of the individual and collective everyday life.

The city as a limitless archive of the events, possesses multitude of narratives. This would be used to arrive at various culture and identity scenarios and intervening at different spatial scales. Learnings from a deep rooted cultural background of India would be used to expose the participants to develop a coherent idea of the corridor and define spatial identity of the segments of the corridor. The studio shall exchange Indian cultural perspectives and working methods to ensure a design process both traditional and tactical approach inclusive.

"UFO" is a group of four young architects from 4 different but distinct regions from India. The group started the collaboration last year in 2017 where we started conducting a series of workshops for students and professionals in Bombay (now Mumbai).

NEHA korde has completed her post graduate studies from CEPT University, Abmedabad in 2011. As an architect, she has worked with Urban Design Cell, Sangath — Vastushilp Consultants under Pritzker Prize winner Architect B.V. Doshi, HCP Design and Management Pvt. Ltd. Ahmedabad. She is currently teaching as an Assistant Professor at her alma mater Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai. Neha has deep interest in exploring newer ways of learning - traditions, culture and architecture.

NISHANT modi — is an urban designer interested in analyzing and designing collective spaces of the city and experiences. His post graduate thesis titled "Towards a new aesthetic engagement — collective memory to unfold sites of collectivity for the city" was appreciated and very well received. He has worked on several urban design projects which involved planning for housing and commercial developments. As an academician, assistant professor at Sir JJ college of architecture he has been able to share his sensitivity and knowledge across senior students.

SHRISH jaiswal a practicing architect with a keen interest in Urban Design. He pursued his interest by enrolling himself in Masters in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, after training under Pritzker Prize winner Architect B.V. Doshi in Ahmedabad. He believes in the inherent simplicities and the design processes that allows the maximum complexities of life scenarios to flourish, rather than imposing a certain design idea.

PRAKRITI mehta has done her Masters in Urban Design from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi. She pursues her interest on the contribution of Soft Landscape in improving Thermal comfort at city Level. Her research and presentations on the subject have attracted interest of scientists at Central Building Research Institute. Her paper presented on "Microclimatic Landscape Design" and received the Best Paper award by Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee at the International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2017.

Natalia Mysak (Architect Researcher at Center for Urban History, 109 Group)
Olha Krivoruchko (Architect, Unika Architecture & Urbanism, Founder of UrbanIdeas)

Cees Donkers (Urban designer at City of Eindhoven and Research Consultant)
Jens Adam (Anthropologist, Humboldt University Berlin, Research Residence at Center for Urban History)
Anton Kolomeytsev (Architect, Assistant Professor at Lviv Polytechnics)

24–30 September, 2018, Lviv


7-days workshop

Critically-thinking practitioners, researchers and professionals with background in urban design, city planning, architecture, and cultural studies

Dovzhenko Cinema 81 Krasnoy kalini Avenue, Lviv.
The workshop is supported by the project Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
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