Last Saturday, the Hamdasti team and artists spent an exciting morning mapping Chitpur Road with the guidance of architect Sharan Lal. Our mapping expedition led us through the narrow lanes, bylanes and courtyards of Chitpur. It also helped us understand that any community driven project about Chitpur's heritage is first and foremost about exploring people's relationship to the myriad spaces on this road.
Mapping shops, distances, facades, and lanes was the first step towards identifying spaces that can be activated as social, cultural and even educational spaces through the site-specific projects being developed through the workshops. We forgot to take pictures of us mapping in all our excitement but here is a stitched up panorama that reveals just how layered and complicated this road really is!
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