The current COVID-19 pandemic and its response have raised critical questions about how we live and work. It has also led to a lot of us asking, ‘How can we improve our own neighbourhood?’
At the fourth edition of Z-axis — the Charles Correa Foundation’s biennial conference — participants will draw their attention back to their own neighbourhoods to generate creative visions that uplift the public realm.
With a series of lectures in September, followed by a unique design challenge in October-November, Z-axis 2020 will host a number of international speakers focusing on these issues. A Jury will critique and recognise projects by participants — creative individuals who improve everyday life for their neighbours by making changes at four distinct levels — the neighbourhood, the commons, the street, and the doorstep.
Stay tuned for more updates regarding Z-axis 2020 — You and Your Neighborhood, and in the meantime, save these dates!
The University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture + Planning, has instituted an endowed annual lecture series in honor of Charles Correa. The International Lecture hosted its first speaker, Tatiana Bilbao in 2017 followed by architects Sou Fujimoto and Satoshi Ohashi in 2019.
For further reading, visit the university website here.
SEPTEMBER 6 – 8, 2018 AT KALA ACADEMY, PANAJI, GOA
The third edition of Z-Axis – the biennial conference organized by the Charles Correa Foundation – drew on expertise from around the globe to debate and articulate the agency of architecture and planning in creating equitable cities. With the theme ‘Designing Equitable Cities’, the conference brought speakers from across the world to offer their perspective on urban equity.
The Charles Correa Foundation team wishes to thank all the speakers and delegates that helped make the conference uniquely engaging and thought-provoking!