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Monday, July 21, 2008

Jul 26: Panel Discussion on Urban Change @ Max Mueller Bhavan 


"Greetings from the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan!

We are happy to announce a Panel Discussion on Urban Change in Bangalore that will bring together two related projects - the current exhibition on display at the Bhavan, Urban Changes - An Exhibition of Photography, and the four Bangalore City Project Urban Space Events (or BCP City Walks as they are popularly known). The Panel will be moderated by
Ramachandra Guha.

Event: Talking the walks - where leads the road?
Panel Discussion on Urban Change
Date: July 26, 2008
Time: 6.00 p.m.
Venue: Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
All are welcome!
For further details, please call the Bhavan: 2520 5305/6/7/8 or visit or

The photo exhibition Urban Changes, dealing with change in Indian cities, as perceived by South Asian photographers, offers the ideal backdrop to debate the experiences and issues arising out of the recently concluded BCP City Walks - in Gavipuram, Whitefield, Old City and Hessarghatta. We are fortunate to have the organisers of the walks on the panel and equally privileged to have Ramachandra Guha to moderate the discussion.

Talking the Walks - where leads the road? serves as a wrap-up of the BCP Urban Space Events and is also designed to offer a forum for all the participants of the walks who will have an opportunity to interact and exchange views, ideas and suggestions with like-minded people. The discussion is however expected to go beyond the Bangalore City Project itself and into the realm of how to address urban change, especially in the light of the disappearance of public spaces and heritage, and perhaps create a vision as to where it could and should lead.

Ramachandra Guha, social scientist, historian and writer

Dr. Chandra Shekar Balachandran, cultural geographer and Director, Indian Institute for Geographical Studies
Champaka Rajagopal, urban planner
Krupa Rajangam, architect with UDBHAVA
Sathya Prakash Varanashi, architect and founder of UDBHAVA
Suresh Jayaram, artist, art critic and art historian
S.Vishwanath, Rainwater Harvesting Club and Arghyam "


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