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  • Date: Feb 08 2021

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Feb 08 2021

Tao of Alternative architecture

Paraphrasing Cobb from Inception the movie—

“What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere.”

In this Webinar, we have tasked ourselves to discuss ideas – ideas of various kinds…

Ideas on why the panellists in this webinar are doing what they are doing.

We discuss Joy of the choices they have made….

We discuss the Travails of the path taken… and

Finally, the financial rewards in the chosen praxis?

Thoughts and questions which haunt every student and graduate stepping into the world of design practice.

In this webinar five guests openly converse with the community on their journey. They elucidate the germ of the idea which made them take a certain path that was/is different from the otherwise mainstream practitioners.

We discuss further how these ideas which were/are construed then/now as being “Alternative” get subsumed in the mainstream. This absorption speaks much about the strength of these ideas.

The webinar has too distinct aspects that of conceptually Alternative and Geographically Alternative.

CONCEPTUALLY ALTERNATIVE —Speakers bring to fore the position they take in society with respect to their sphere of concern, create possibilities of influence and act on it.