Last month, I was delighted to receive the author’s copy of a CEPT University monograph on my summer 2011 graduate course entitled, “Social Space / Spatial Practice.” I was equally happy to know that this volume was displayed at the SA50 exposition, celebrating 50 years of School of Architecture in Ahmedabad in December, last year. The publication is the first in a series that aims to critically document ongoing pedagogical experiments in the field of urban design at the university. It consists of five parts: 1) prefatory note; 2) course content; 3) student participation and collective involvement; 4) concluding note and critical reflection; and 5) course bibliography. Check out the announcement in CEPT E-News Magazine Vol. 2 No. 1, January 2013.
At this point, I would like to extend a massive thank you to my students for their intellectual contributions and brilliant participation in the seminar, to Vanita Verma for helping me finalize this document, to Nirmala Khadpekar for her patience, support, and editorial eye, and to Professor PVK Rameshwar, Head of Master’s Program in Urban Design, for being ever so indispensable in the dissemination of new knowledge in the field. “Social Space / Spatial Practice” is a detailed overview of our collective involvement. It speaks to the love we put into giving back to our School. Thank you all.