An initiative of the Charles Correa Foundation, ‘DWELL’ is a workshop for Architects, Designers and Students of Architecture and Design to instigate thought on mitigating increasing urban densities especially in the context of housing and urban living. The workshop intends to introduce the many perspectives, forces and pull-push factors that influence life in a city.
The 2015 Edition of ‘DWELL’ departs from the 2014 edition which addressed the idea of ‘Density’ and proposes to look at the city from the perspective of the ‘UnDesigned’ – the eclectic urban reality of India which includes a powerful parallel system that operates beyond the predictable.
DWELL also looks at ‘Typology’ and ‘Context’ as the two frameworks for organizing ideas on housing and urban living.
6 teams were created where each team ideated on general and particular situations in 6 urban centres of varying scales, capacities, character and climate. All ideas were documented and chronicled by the Charles Correa Foundation for further research and action.