architecture urbanism

'Ahmedabad Cross Section' is a 9.5 meter-long leporello that cuts through the city along its spaces and layers of complexity.

The publication unfolds a compilation of maps, charts, data interviews, and reflections spatializing the city's opportunities and contradictions. These paradoxes resonate with the challenges that many other rapidly growing metropolises in the Global South are currently facing. They define the context in which architects, urban designers, and landscape architects operate, playing an active role in its transformations and redefinitions. First prepared for Archipix International Workshop 2017, the leporello is now published by CEPT University Press with support from Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL). Curated and Edited by Jigna Desai and Inigo Cornago Bonal, the publication will help understand, study and explore the city of Ahmedabad for anyone wanting to know it a bit better. The cross-section, drawn by Tanvi Jain and Chandani Patel, includes commentary and opinions from a diverse section of the city’s population, opining on the state life, livability, culture, urbanity, and practice, supported by relevant data, gathered by Sneh Salot and Tanya Shah. It also includes articles by Abrar Ali Saiyed, Ester David, Gauri Bharat, Persis Ginwala, Rutul Joshi, Vishwanath Kashikar and Uday and Mausami Andhare.

︎ Editors: Jigna Desai + Íñigo Cornago
Drawing: Tanvi Jain + Chandani Patel / Research assistance: Sneh Salot +Tanya Shah
︎︎︎ Cornago Bonal, I., & Desai, J. (Eds.) (2020). Ahmedabad Cross Section. CEPT University Press

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