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Watch the webinar here: https://youtu.be/At0-0ZmqGYA

In the current COVID 19 atmosphere civic spaces are being limited, transformed and their futures imagined. What will be the future recreational spectrum of the arts, culture, museum, heritage and environmental domains? Will urbanism – from local neighbourhoods to city centres – be reconceptualised? Could we decolonise hegemonic discourses using the cultural, economic, social and environmental disruption caused by the current crisis? How do we create enabling and empowering participatory democracy in the formations of new civic spaces as we move forward across the range of cultural borders of race, ethnicity, class, gender, caste, faith, age, sexuality, economic status, regionalism and so on?

Panellists: Brinda Somaya, Principal Architect, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants, Mumbai; A.D White Professor-at-large, Cornell University USA; and Chairperson, Board of Governors, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada. Harsh Thapar, Architect and Sustainability Expert; and Vice President, HKS Architects. Prathima Muniyappa, Design Researcher, Space Enabled Group, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge USA; Fulbright Fellow 2016-17; Masters in Design Studies, Critical Conservation, Harvard University; Young India Fellow 2013-14; and Graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

Host: Professor Amareswar Galla, Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad & Salzburg Global Fellow.