INDO-EURO Workshop – II @ Sep 2017 – INDIA

Thinking hand aims to bring awareness on design and its processes through design workshops. It is a platform to learn, exhibit and share ideas/experiences through design. Learning from others and learning through self-exploration is the main motto.

Thinking Hand Workshops reflect on the importance of design as a profession and inculcates sensitivity towards nature and people thus making participants understand the context thereby allowing them to create design solutions accordingly.

These workshops would be more informal in nature fostering discussion, entertaining the views of all the creative individuals coming out of their ingenuity and labour to solve the challenge. Emphasis would be on harnessing collaborative learning and positive innovations.

Participants will be enhancing their skills in expressing ideas such as sketching, drawing and model making. It also develops eclecticism in the participants by bridging the gap between Participant’s imagination and the outcome he/she produces – thus the THINKING HAND (a design practicum series)

“A slum is not a chaotic collection of structures; it is a dynamic collection of individuals who have figured out how to survive in the most adverse of circumstances.”  (Rediscovering Dharavi by Kalpana Sharma 2000)

As per United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) estimates, nearly one billion persons or every third urban resident in developing countries is a slum dweller. ‘Slums’ have generally been recognised as areas in cities with relatively lower quality of housing and services and possibly, a lack of security of tenure. They are also sometimes referred as ‘informal settlements’ (because they do not conform to local building rules) or ‘squatter settlements’ (due to lack of clarity about status of land ownership of these settlements).

For the first time THINKING HAND and UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK are collaborating for INDO-EURO WORKSHOP-II. It is a Three-day event with a maximum intake of 40 students (20 students from Europe and 20 from India). Selection shall be based on portfolio. Pedagogy will be more of casual discussions, without any restrictions on methodology of design and working. Students may present their work in various ways, sketching, drawing and models.


  1. Learn the unlearnt at schools
  2. Bring awareness among students how important Architectural design is for the          betterment of society
  3. Bring in cross-section of students from Europe and India with ideas and willing to be part of collaborative learning
  4. Have a knowledge-sharing platform to communicate ideas and build an array of groundbreaking solutions
  5. Have reviews from the expert panel with diversified backgrounds
  6. Motivate students to develop their innovative ideas into 1:1 scale that are invariably effective for the society

DATES: 25, 26, 27 SEPTEMBER 2017

VENUE: National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (NITHM), Gachibowli,Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

WORKSHOP TOPIC: Climate Responsive Architecture for Neglected Communities in Hyderabad / India (Detail work- shop brief and program would be given for selected students on 6 September 2017)

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