Looking at cities- Parth champaneri

llan Jacobs writer and urban designer talks about observation of the cities through his eyes, from his perspective and from his views. He narrates two different streets of San Francisco. Detailing and understanding of the place is quite well represented in his reading.
Each and every detail of the place and street like the different colours, hoardings, fences, windows and people are well narrated here. He even talks about age of the people, what clothes they wear and certain attributes of the people walking on the street. Every bits and pieces about the buildings such as materials, layering of the colours used in it and also elements of the building are described in this writing.
By this reading one can learn how to narrate and describe information about anything by not showing directly what it is but also to go into every bits and pieces of it. On the other way it is also subjective in this case to write what writer thinks it is, but not what it actually is. However, this information helps anyone to understand of the place just by reading about it and imagining entire area that writer talks about in their mind. So it is actually a great way to describing any place and surroundings.


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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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