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Dream Cities – City Dreams (Part I)

CHENNAI27 Aug 2012 to 31 Aug 2012

Venue Goethe Studio, YMCA College of Physical Education, Nandanam, No.333, Anna Salai
Opening Time10:30 AM
Entry Free Entry
A Dream City in the Clouds

How would your Dream City look like? Car-free streets, quiet green oasis and public transport run by solar energy? This workshop will inform you about what is possible already and at the same time allow your imagination to move on and dream your personal City Dream.

Each workshop will be designed for a group of 25 participants and will start with an interactive input about important matters related to a desirable urban environment: traffic and waste management, alternative energy and a lot more.

Students of architecture (MIDAS Institute of Design and Architecture) will assist you to make your dreams a reality and build cardboard houses and create paper objects, which represent parts of your individual dream city. The objects and cardboard houses will be hung on a gigantic mobile, placed in the middle of the pavilion, so that every visitor will be able to admire the result, a real Dream City in the Clouds!

The workshop is mainly addressing students from 9 to 12 years from different Chennai schools, who will be invited to the Urban Mela to dream about their ideal cities. Of course other interested visitors will be welcomed to participate there as well.