Having recently organised a public forum on the ruins of Nossa Senhora do Carmo in Chimbel, The Charles Correa Foundation decided that it was time to address the other complexity in Chimbel, the massive informal settlement of Indiranagar, where more than half the residents of the village live and one of the primary neighbourhoods for blue-collar workers in Panaji. Thus, the foundation is all set to organise ‘Homegrown Settlements’, a discussion on Indiranagar, Chimbel on July 19, 5 p.m. at their studio in Panaji.
The forum will follow a panel discussion format. There will be three quick 15 minute presentations followed by a discussion with the audience.
Anthropologist Rahul Shrivastava (founder URBz, India, Switzerland, Italy, Korea, Colombia, Brazil) will speak on ‘User-generated settlements’ which will look at how settlements emerge, responding to the needs of workers and service providers in growing cities.
Architect Rahul Sabnis will speak on ‘Houses for builders’, a narrative into space and place, where the people who build edifices live. Sabnis will share and reflect on his dissertation on labour camps on construction sites, in different urban centres in India.
Artist Govit Morajkar and architect Donovan Gracias will present on ‘Inside Indiranagar, Goa’ which will provide a glimpse into the situation in Indiranagar presently, a reflection on the experience working with residents and speculation towards future projects and engagements.
This event is free and open to all.