The Urban Design and Architecture section is focussing on the way we discuss, talk-about, and present – architecture, design, and cities. So the speakers will include writer, film-makers, architects, and artists, who have been, through their everyday work and practice, presenting the built environment and through their interpretations providing the large field a ‘way of seeing’.

Film screenings followed by discussions with the filmmaker as well as the people who are part of the content curation/focus of the film.
Squeeze Lime in Your Eye – Film by Mukul Avijit Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar, on the artist Kausik Mukhopadhyay, and how his work has got influential in teach architecture at KRVIA
Film on the State of Housing in India – by Sanjiv Shah as part of the SOH exhibition, and now extended into a totally new film – screening and discussion with Sanjiv Shah and Rahul Mehrotra

Writing on Cities:
Arpita Das-Rebeiro will curate and moderate 2 panels on CITY Writings – one panel will focus on journalists who have full length books on cities, such as Naresh Fernandes, Indrajit Hazra, or Venkatachelapathy; the second panel will look at Creative Writing on cities.

Writing on Architecture:
Inviting 4 writers – Suprio Bhattacharjee, Ekta Idnany, Ruturaj Parikh, and Riyaz Tyabji to moderate 1 or 2 panels each, with 2-3 architects on each panel – architects whose work they have been engaged with.
Nandini Somaya Sampat (with Brinda Somaya) on their recent book on SNK works.

Design and research-writing:
Aditi Ranjan on her book Handmade in India
Ram Rahman on archives of the Design magazine
Nancy Adajania on Dashrath Patel
Annapurna Garimella and Dean D’cruz on the competition and design of a schools for crafts

Writing as activism – Heritage and History:
A G K Menon
Amita Baig/Rahul Mehrotra

Art and Architecture:
Gigi Scaria
Vishwa Shroff
Ritesh Uttamchandani