Assorted City- A Reading of Contemporary Indian Urbanity
The State of Cities – #CityConversations with Dr Suptendu P Biswas on Assorted City- A Reading of Contemporary Indian Urbanity.
The State of Cities – #CityConversations with Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Dr Suptendu P. Biswas, Partner, VSPB Associates, New Delhi; Managing Trustee, SEARCH Kolkata
Dr. Suptendu P. Biswas is an urban theorist, who works on overlapping fields of design & planning of built environment, spatial equity, landscape urbanism, urban heritage, and socio-cultural studies. An architect, urban designer and planning professional, he is involved in consultancy, teaching, research and writing for almost three decades. His multi-faceted works have been presented, published and exhibited in India and abroad.
A recipient of Senior Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Biswas is one of the partners of VSPB Associates, an international award-winning architecture, urban design, and landscape firm in New Delhi, a visiting faculty member in post graduate courses at SPA-New Delhi, and one of the founder trustees of SEARCH, a Kolkata-based charitable trust working on urban sustainability and related spheres. He is a graduate from B.E. College (IIEST), Shibpur, and is a postgraduate and doctorate from School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), New Delhi.
His first book, Assorted City (2015), was critically acclaimed and nominated among top five urban writings in 2017. He also co-edited Blue Lines of Kolkata (2017), a book on ideas and proposals for the canals of Kolkata. His forthcoming book on Gurgaon is expected to be released soon. Biswas is a keen observer of politics and urbanity and its inter-relationships.
Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Senior Fellow, IMPRI
About the Talk – Assorted City- A Reading of Contemporary Indian Urbanity
The presentation will take clues from varied research and work experiences across realms of politics and planning, landscape urbanism, public open spaces and urban heritage to discuss the notion of assorted city.
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