When Architecture meets Service – A Journey in Working with Non-Profits

One young architect’s mission to pay it forward. 

 

If this year’s Pritzker selection of Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, known for his socially conscious designs, as awardee, and the Venice Biennale theme (“Reporting From the Front”) are anything to go by, it’s becoming evermore important to discuss architecture in terms of its social relevance. And what that means for designers, facilitators, and especially users.

My article on Creative Yatra explores one young architect’s experience in working with non-profits in Ahmedabad through participatory design processes. It especially focusses on the Manav Seva School, a little community centre that he helped build on top of existing hutments so that girl students did not have to leave the community to receive value-based education.

 

Discussion at the Anganwadi Project

Discussion at the Anganwadi Project

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