Issue 6

Life within Boxes

As I waited for her outside in the small, cramped lobby filled with the utility items my mom gave me for my wedding I felt resigned. I wondered what my life had come to and if I could ever be okay with this lot life had dealt me. I was young, wasn’t I? My life …

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Richmond’s African American Burial Ground Memorial and lnterstate’s 1-95 Corridor Park: On Memory, Infrastructure and Community Empowerment”

This research project explores the planned and unplanned impacts of racially insensitive highway expansion policies, community resistance to those policies, and remedial actions taken to make and mend Richmond’s African American Burial Ground Memorial and Corridor Park. Federal highway expansion projects of the mid-20th century ripped through minority and immigrant communities across the country. In …

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The Power of Community-led Initiatives in Building Social Cohesion in Urban India

Introduction: India’s cities are diverse and dynamic, with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and economic strata living and working together. However, this diversity can also lead to social divisions and exclusion, which can create tensions and undermine the sense of community and belonging in urban areas. To address these challenges, there is a growing recognition …

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Illustration by Riddhi Sarda

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”- Winston Churchill The impression of the quote and the theme of the illustration is that the buildings and the spaces we create are a reflection of who we are and what we value. But at the same time, who we are and what we value is an …

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Changing relationships with water

Rising Sea Level is one of the direct impacts of Climate Change, the coastal city Karachi in Pakistan faces. This is an investigation into ways interventions can be designed and implemented adhering to the approach of adaptation. Rather than separation of nature from the urban environment, this prototype looks into embracing the change in water …

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