LA 68 |
EDITORIAL

A special feature in the Journal celebrates the idea of hope in one of the most conflict ridden regions of the world, Afganisthan. Jon Coe's contribution in the area of policy and projects in rural realms are inspirational lessons for spatial designers, who intend to work as facilitators with learning from traditional wisdom for improving livelihood opportunities and nature conservation methods for rural communities. Farming finds another context in the homestead garden in Kerala, where the place becomes a microcosm of a peaceful and happy co-existence of nature and man. The book, Wandering and Ponderings by Shirish Beri, reviewed by Manalee Nanavati reflects explorations of many symbiotic realms across the country where the author captures the spirit of a few by his hand-drawn sketches.

In the urban context, nearly a century ago, Patrick Geddes called upon revitalizing the urban forms and their functions while working on a local level, with communities and public participation. Patrick Geddes in India, reviewed by Prashanta Bhat, brings to forefront many of his ideas in context of traditional parts of urban India under colonial rule. Chandigarh, a site in the modern history of the country is the subject of another feature by Rajnish Wattas who informs about its natural character and integration in the master plan, which has given another dimension to city's relationship with nature. The Architecture of Nothingness, reviewed by Rajat Ray, tries to connect philosophy, architecture, art and design, social and cultural realms in many interesting ways, exploring ways of discovery, perception, at times as sources of inspiration and finally, as elements of integration.

We are happy to share that with the new year 2022, the Journal is coming back to production of its printed copies. These are exciting times for all of us here. Many thanks for all your love and support.

—Editors



ARCHITECTURE AS A PERFORMING ART
REMEMBERING ASHOK DHAWAN

Iftikhar-mulk Chishti
 

THE WHOLESOME UNIVERSE
MY GRANDFATHER’S HOMESTEAD GARDEN

Deepthi C.B.


A JOURNEY IN THE OUTER AND INNER WORLD
Review by Manalee Nanavati
 

FROM HUMAN TO HUMANE
Review by Rajat Ray


LANDSCAPE AND FAITH
SHRINES OF RURAL RAJASTHAN

Hiteshree Das & Abhijeet Karwa
 

COMMUNITY-BASED ECO-PLANNING IN HIGH DRY REGIONS | THE UNEP AFGHANISTAN MODEL
Jon Coe
 
CURRENT ISSUE: LA-68
| tribute

ARCHITECTURE AS A PERFORMING ART
REMEMBERING ASHOK DHAWAN
Iftikhar-mulk Chishti

| environment, ecology and biodiversity

THE WHOLESOME UNIVERSE
MY GRANDFATHER’S HOMESTEAD GARDEN
Deepthi C.B.

URBAN WILDERNESS
CHANDIGARH’S LEISURE VALLEY
Rajnish Wattas

WILDERNESS AT BAY!
A FEW STORIES
Amrita Kaur Slatch & Shaikh Mohammed Esa

PLANTING AS AN ANCHOR
Deepa Dipak


URBAN SYMPHONY
Urbscapes


VIEW FROM WITHIN
WATER: RECHARGE AND REUSE
Geeta Wahi Dua


| city and culture

A JOURNEY IN THE OUTER AND INNER WORLD
WANDERINGS AND PONDERINGS
Review by Manalee Nanavati


FROM HUMAN TO HUMANE
THE ARCHITECTURE OF NOTHINGNESS
Review by Rajat Ray


THE FIRST PRACTITIONER OF LANDSCAPE URBANISM
PATRICK GEDDES IN INDIA
Review by Prashanta Bhat


| architecture and landscape

ARCHITECTURE AS A LANDSCAPE EXPERIENCE
READING THROUGH AN INDIAN WORLDVIEW
R. Ramalakshmi & Surabhi Shingarey


| heritage, culture and local traditions

LANDSCAPE AND FAITH
SHRINES OF RURAL RAJASTHAN
Hiteshree Das & Abhijeet Karwa


| central asia

COMUNITY-BASED ECO-PLANNING IN HIGH DRY REGIONS
THE UNEP AFGHANISTAN MODEL
Jon Coe


| seeing the unseen

CLASSMATES
Indranit Garai

















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