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The Urban Rhetoric

“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.

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In response to the unforeseen circumstance that COVID-19 has imposed upon the world, TUR Issue 2-The Urban people is going digital. Let us all do our part, stay safe, go digital and break the chain.

ISSUE-3Coming Soon

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As today’s urban environment treads closer to the upcoming challenge posed by the postpandemic 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

Call for Articles/ Poems/ Illustrations/ Photographs

We are now accepting articles for our third issue titled "Spatial Chronicles" due in March 2021

Theme-

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:

  1. An interruption in global travel and exchange of goods leading to the demise of globalization.
  2. The response of the informal sector towards their neglected and dense working and living scenarios.
  3. Rethinking of public space design as a response to the new norms of safety and hygiene.
  4. Cultural and lifestyle responses to the new scales of spatial perception. (example: a traditional mall concept versus an open mall concept) and hence the shift in the cultural perception of the built form.
  5. Perception and relevance of physical space in duality of existence (physical and virtual presence).
Your contributions are expected to revolve around but not limited to the issues mentioned above.

Submission Format-

Articles: 750 - 1500 words, word document(.doc format)

Photograps/ Illustrations/ Artpieces/ Sketches: JPEG format - 600 DPI

Price-

Articles: INR 1000

Photograps/ Illustrations/ Artpieces/ Sketches: INR 500 (to be paid only after your work is selected)

Submission Deadline-

For Articles: 30th November 2020

For Photographs/ Illustrations/ Artpieces/ Sketches: 30th November 2020

Send us your submission at

tur@innovatureindia.com


For detailed brief click here.

National Level Competition

Submission of Photographs/ Illustrations/ Sketches/ Art Pieces

About the Competition

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.

Winners Announced

Intellectual Footprint

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.

Sponsorship

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/-

THE TEAM

Ar. Vaidehi Raipat

Founder, Manager, Editor


Bharat Singh

Editor


Ar. Aparna CR

Illustrator

Ar. Maria Akhtar

Co-Founder, Coordinator, Editor


Dr. Bharati Singh Raipat

Advisor, Editor


Ar. Ahefaz Panjwani

Graphics Designer

Charu Khowala

Editor


Dr. Shushma Joglekar

Advisor


Ar. Vivek Warrier

Photographer