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City Observed

Notes from an Unfolding India

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The City Observed: Notes from an Unfolding India by Pallavi Shrivastava
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The City Observed by Pallavi Shrivastava reads like dispatches from a battlefront by a seasoned war correspondent. Each chapter is a stimulating vignette of some memorable place, or recently contrived artifact, through which Pallavi unravels counter intuitive conclusions. Pallavi has two eyes and many voices. Those two eyes see things often unnoticed, bringing into focus a collage of real life issues and human circumstances. She has an uncanny ability to conceive of the metropolis as an everyday person would, yet to catalyze unique understandings and conclusions from her choreographies! She navigates the metropolis building narratives out of keen insights, speaking for those without voices; giving eyes to people who have eyes, but no vision. Pallavi's most provocative ability is to reveal contradictions between the emerging urban form and the critical needs of the everyday Mumbaikar, who emerges forgotten in the unfolding scenario. Her written landscapes reveal disturbing images of the bad within the good, and of poverty within plenty. From bright images emerge a sense of charm, tinged by nostalgia for the city's past, yet a warning of pathos in times to come.

Author Biography

Pallavi Shrivastava is an architectural designer, currently based in Mumbai. Pallavi is passionate about human ecology and sustainability in built environment. With her writings, she likes to probe issues of culture, heritage and identity in architecture, design and urban planning under the rubric of built environment.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Copal Publishing Group
Pages
144
Dimensions
152x229x9
ISBN-13
9789383419142
Product ID
23698680

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