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Informal=Intelligent

(In)formal= (Il)legal= (Un)planned: a story of negatives

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Informal= Local= Informed: one of many positives


This post focuses on the informal sector in cities and it’s many positive contributions. It is a continuation from “Whose side are we on?”– a post that talks about what seeing like the State means and its impact on design of cities. It navigates through topics of formal/ informal and legibility/illegibility as well. Continue reading “Informal=Intelligent”

Whose side are we on?

What do we see? The formal or informal?

How do we read cities? Like the State or like the people?

What is the agency of design? An exercise in activism or authority?

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Philosophy of Technology

I thought starting a blog was difficult. But amidst the madness of architecture school, uploading new content regularly, is even harder. And being used to the cycle of designing-critiquing-designing-critiquing, I seem to be unable to put a stop and just go ahead and publish the post. So i decided to let go a little and add my research on certain references later. 🙂 Hope you enjoy this musing based on the first chapter of ‘The Whale and the Reactor-A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology’ by Langdon Winner.


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