Z-axis 2020 Lecture Series out now!

The Z-axis 2020 Lecture Series has ended. You may watch recordings of all the sessions on our YouTube channel, click on the sessions below to watch the recordings:

01 CHARLES CORREA MEMORIAL LECTURE

02 REDEFINING THE CITY FOR THE PUBLIC

03 COMMONS AND THE CITY

04 STREETS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

05 HOMES IN THE STREET

Registered participants are eligible to as participate in the Design Competition.

‘Nightwalkers glide through Tier III towns’: How can India heal its coronavirus-ravaged cities?

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The Z-Axis Conference brings together ‘starchitects’ from around the world to share their experiences about solving urban challenges.

‘Nightwalkers glide through Tier III towns’: How can India heal its coronavirus-ravaged cities?
A family of migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh walk out of Navi Mumbai. | PTI

A few days ago, the outstanding poet and translator Mustansir Dalvi (he has also been on the faculty of Mumbai’s Sir JJ School of Architecture for 17 years) released a new collection of verse. Walk, he said, was written from his “sense of helplessness, frustration and anger” earlier this year, when “we were seeing vast number of people, walking back home, sometimes covering over 1,000 km from state to state, without support, money or transportation”.

By now, it’s clear India launched heedlessly into “the world’s strictest lockdown” without the measures necessary to safeguard the vast majority of its citizens. At that time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi misguidedly promised that the “Mahabharata war was won in 18 days, this war the whole country is fighting against corona will take 21 days”.

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Z-axis 2020: Event Schedule

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The Virtual Conference Schedule is divided into 5 Sessions: Each one is from

6:00pm to 8:15pm Indian Standard Time (IST)

SPEAKER LIST 

Click on the images to view a detailed biography, list of readings and case studies 

Z-axis 2020: Competition

Participation:

Fill in the participation form here.

Competition Brief

JURY

  • Each entry must attempt to resolve only one distinct scale of threshold.
  • Final submissions must be formatted in the given template.

Download template from below:

The Z-axis 2020 conference is supported by

The Award Supporters for the design competition are:

HT Parekh Foundation

Z-AXIS 2020: REGISTRATION OPEN

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General Registration

Registration Open.

The registration fee is ₹900 /- per individual.

All amounts inclusive of tax.

The registration fee for the event will cover both the Virtual Conference as well as the Design Competition.

Participation in the competition is not mandatory but will be an interesting conduit to engage deeper with the ideas discussed during the virtual competition.

We are extending our registration deadline!

The registrations will close at 11:30 noon IST on 25th September 2020.

For foreign credit card payments kindly write to zaxis@charlescorreafoundation.org

 

 

The registration form can be downloaded here

You and Your Neighbourhood: the film

‘You & Your Neighbourhood’ is the title of Charles Correa’s Masters Thesis at MIT, 1955, for which he made an animated film. He was the scriptwriter, animator, photographer and director.

 

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Z-axis 2020

Save the Date:

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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!

01 Charles Correa Memorial lecture

The third of a biennial lecture series to celebrate the legacy of Charles Correa, this lecture is delivered on 1st September, Correa’s 90th birth anniversary. The lecturer will be a person whose values and work exemplify the interest and issues that Charles Correa engaged with. It is our intention to use the Memorial Lecture to establish a biennial celebration of architecture in India to be held in Goa — the home of the Charles Correa Foundation. The 2020 Charles Correa Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Mirai Chatterjee.

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Z-AXIS 2018

DESIGNING EQUITABLE CITIES

SEPTEMBER 6 – 8, 2018 AT KALA ACADEMY, PANAJI, GOA

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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!

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