“The Urban Rhetoric” is a bi-annual initiative by Innovature Research and Design Studio [IRDS] to create a platform for discussion and act as a catalyst in recreating the future of urbanism and urban development in India. We aim to do so with the help of an academic magazine with essays that inspire the agenda for future urbanism.
To write these essays we are inviting people from various walks of life, who care about these issues and have been an active part in shaping our urban future.
ISSUE-2 is available for complementary reading.
We are now accepting articles for our third issue titled "Spatial Chronicles" due in March 2021
As today's urban environment treads closer to the upcoming challenge posed by the post-pandemic lifestyle choices on existing planning and design ideologies; "Spatial Chronicles" attempts
to serve as a platform to discuss and rethink the current
notions and practices in urban planning, design, and architecture, and comprehend the appropriate response to these challenges.
Few of the many issues that can be foreseen have been listed below:
Articles: 750 - 1500 words, word document(.doc format)
Photograps/ Illustrations/ Artpieces/ Sketches: JPEG format - 600 DPI
Articles: INR 1000
Photograps/ Illustrations/ Artpieces/ Sketches: INR 500 (to be paid only after your work is selected)
For Articles: 30th November 2020
For Photographs/ Illustrations/ Artpieces/ Sketches: 30th November 2020
For detailed brief click here.
Submission of Photographs/ Illustrations/ Sketches/ Art Pieces
In the light of current COVID-19 pandemic, The Urban Rhetoric is organizing an ideas competition. The candidates have to express their idea of public places; like markets, streets, eateries, gardens, malls etc in context of the new norms like social distancing and sanitization, imposed by the pandemic. Candidates can express their ideas through mediums like photographs, sketches, illustration, art pieces etc.
A city is not just defined by the planners and architects that build it, but also by the users that occupy it. In this initiative, we shall strive to make these parallels meet by reinforcing the interactions between decision makers and users. This prospective magazine crusading towards the agenda for future urbanism aims to provide a platform for dialogue and discussions on growth and development in Indian cities.
Our second issue is due in Sep-2020 and we are accepting sponsorship for our next issue “The Urban People”. We request you to support our cause in whatever way possible. Please refer to the following table for sponsorship slabs.
|Type of Space Dedication||Cost|
|Supporting Sponsor (Company details in sponsorship mentions)||INR 5000/-|
|Premium Sponsor (Half page Ad)||INR 7000/-|
|Executive Spnsor (Full page Ad)||INR 10000|
|Top Sponsor (Full Spread Ad)||INR 20000/-|
Ar. Vaidehi Raipat
Founder, Manager, Editor
Ar. Aparna CR
Ar. Maria Akhtar
Co-Founder, Coordinator, Editor
Dr. Bharati Singh Raipat
Ar. Ahefaz Panjwani
Dr. Shushma Joglekar
Ar. Vivek Warrier