3x4: Exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities

Sermon, Paul, McAndrew, Claire, Janu, Swati and Muthuramalingam, Vivek (2016) 3x4: Exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities In: The Cultures of New India, Hosted by C21 Writings, University of Brighton, University of Brighton, 30 Jan 2015.

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Abstract

In megacities such as Delhi and Mumbai - and within one of the fastest growing cities within the world, Ahmedabad - more than 50% of the population live in informal urban settlements. 3x4 metres is the plot size seen to be provided in some resettlement colonies, a government initiative which relocates people within informal inner-city settlements to vacant land on the periphery. In a collaboration between Professor Paul Sermon at the University of Brighton, Dr Claire McAndrew at The Bartlett, UCL, Swati Janu a Delhi-based Architect and photographer Vivek Muthuramalingam from Bangalore, 3x4 looks at informal settlements differently where informality is not viewed as a problem, but a promising new model of urbanism for the global south. 3x4 uses an immersive telematic networked environment to provide a playful, sensorial exploration of new hybrids of digital space. Merging two 3x4 metre room installations in Delhi and London through mixed-reality, this transnational dialogue intends to set an aspiration for developing metaspace platforms in megacities of the global south. It builds upon practice-based research conducted as UnBox LABS 2014 Fellows in Ahmedabad, India; which used an immersive installation to explore the qualities and values built through self- organised communities that are lost in the resettlement process.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain (Extended Abstract)
Additional Information: © 2015 University of Brighton
Subjects: W000 Creative Arts and Design
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in creative arts & design
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 03:01
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 03:01
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/14798

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