City[in]Visible II

CityVisible II is a community research project by Sreejata Roy and Mrityunjay Chatterjee, that attempts to evaluate the way space has been transformed in Khirki Village, in regards to labour migration and architecture between 2008 and 2009.

“Like millions of similar tiny and apparently inconsequential sites all over the world in terms of economic struggle and subsistence, Khirki Village is continually manipulated by global market forces as well as the unyielding pressures of urban ‘development’.”

To identify the presence of these forces, Sreejata Roy and Mrityunjay Chatterjee plan to observe events directly influencing this particular locality. For instance, due to sealing of ‘illegal’ shops and showrooms all over Delhi by the municipal corporation, many workshops in Khirki have had to relocate or shut down entirely, without any provision being made for those who work there. A second strand of the research will examine and document the architectural changes that have taken place in Khirki between 2008 and 2009, as the site continues to respond and adapt in unique ways to the various tensions summarised above.

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