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The Restoration Toolbox is an open-source platform participatory platform, inspired by the concept of the circular economy. We want to empower citizens to restore their own buildings. We hope to democratize the process of heritage conservation, improve accessibility to expert advice and provide a space for collaboration for citizens and policy makers to better our lives and neighbourhoods. The platform is now live and can be explored by visiting the link below.
The Restoration Toolbox Website
In heritage conservation practices in India, the methodology and tools for restoration are dependent on the knowledge and skill of the individual practitioner undertaking the project. The Restoration Toolbox is envisaged to be an online free resource that helps practitioners with not just the methodology of what to do and how to do it but also where to find the materials and skills.
Building on the experience of The Haveli Project and the Manual for Homeowners for Conservation of Heritage Buildings in Shahajahanabad, Delhi, the Restoration ToolBox is envisioned within the framework of our co-created and collaborative platform of Jugaadopolis, where we engage with students to explore and engage with the lessons of sustainability in our old cities. It will become a user-friendly resource available on this website, that will empower users, occupiers, and young professionals in the actual practice of restoration on ground.
The Restoration ToolBox is a user friendly platform that helps people make the right choices while making technical decisions in construction, restoration and revitalisation projects. The Toolbox co-created by students and young professionals empowers them with the right methodologies and directs them to both technical literature as well as resources.
The research presented here has been co-created by the following people:
| Aishwarya Tipnis | Hinna Devi Singh | Anees Fatma | Anshika Sharma | Akanksha Bhardwaj | Bhavyashree GNS | Dhanshree Lunge | Edeeksha Shekawat | Gauri Aphale | Ilma Nafees | Jessica Fernandez | Kanak Verma | Kulgaurvi Singh | Lakshmi R | Mansi Sandaliya | Meerati Rana | Megha Biliangadi | Mrinalini Singh | Osama Nasir | Parima Sharma | Prachitee Naik | Prakul Sardana | Pratishtha Vashisht | Rachit Gaur | Radhika Somani | Rajvi Shah | Raman Bharadwaj | Ramani Rajan | Samreen Wani | Sarjan Dalal | Shretima Thakur | Simran Bhowmick | Simran Maheshwari | Sneha Gireesh | Sreetama Pal | Tushar Kshemkalyani | Vidhya Joseph | Vrinda Gupta |
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