Research Questions

heritage | identity | community | dialogue | democracy


  • How does history and culture influence modern identity? How has the perception of identity changed with the introduction of a global audience?
  • Who are the actors and agents involved in the rejeuvenation of historic structures for public use?
  • Can the crumbling structures of the past be reused as urban centres of today?
  • What are public spaces? Why are they necessary? How does the presence of public spaces impact community dialogue in a city?
  • To what extent can a public space be truly democratic? What are the parameters for democracy?
  • What are the factors that determine the inclusion or exclusion of certain sections of the society in public spaces?
  • Apart from architectural reuse, can the revival of these structures be communicated to a wider audience in alternative formats?
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