Reimagining the Town: Upcycling in the Public Space, Kolkata & Chandernagore, January, 2020.

January 20, 2020 By jugaadopolis

We started our new year with conceiving and curating a 7 day workshop Reimagining The Town Upcycling in the Public Space with students of design from MIT Institute of Design  and L’École de design Nantes Atlantique India Studio  in collaboration with Samuel Remy  Villette Makerz,  Sayantan Maitra  and Hélène Thébault  Supported by The French Institute in India  Consulate General of France in Calcutta Alliance Française du Bengale, Terra Indica Collective Chandernagore Municipal Corporation and Chandernagore Govt College (College Dupleix).  

The students worked with recycled material, created prototypes in the public space at the Strand in Chandernagore for the use of the local community. The live feedback from the community in a real life situation was immensely enriching for the students.

Project Partners:

The French Institute in India

Consulate General of France in Kolkata

Alliance Francaise du Bengale

Chandernagore Municipal Corporation

Terra Indica

Aishwarya Tipnis Architects


Villette Makerz

MIT Institute of Design, Pune

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique India Studio