Catalogue 22/Dharavi Slum

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Dharavi Slum

Designer: Warren Borg
Degree: B. Architecture
School: Ryerson University
Year: 2011
Location of Project: Mumbai, India
Project Status: Built

The theme of this thesis was "Architecture in a World of Conflict." Our instructions were to engage the issues relating to conflict and propose an architectural response. My conflict was Dharavi vs. "The Developer." By exploring both the realities and potential of those living in slums, provisions can be made to create a new approach to slum [re]-development. The concept was designed to become the cornerstone of future development models. By arguing the economic influence of slum dwellers, cities would eventually take notice.