3x4: Exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities

Paul Sermon, Claire McAndrew, Swati Janu, Vivek Muthuramalingam

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Abstract

In megacities such as Delhi and Mumbai - and within one of the fastest growing cities within the world, Ahmedabad - more than 50% of the population live in informal urban settlements. 3x4 metres is the plot size seen to be provided in some resettlement colonies, a government initiative which relocates people within informal inner-city settlements to vacant land on the periphery. In a collaboration between Professor Paul Sermon at the University of Brighton, Dr Claire McAndrew at The Bartlett, UCL, Swati Janu a Delhi-based Architect and photographer Vivek Muthuramalingam from Bangalore, 3x4 looks at informal settlements differently where informality is not viewed as a problem, but a promising new model of urbanism for the global south. 3x4 uses an immersive telematic networked environment to provide a playful, sensorial exploration of new hybrids of digital space. Merging two 3x4 metre room installations in Delhi and London through mixed-reality, this transnational dialogue intends to set an aspiration for developing metaspace platforms in megacities of the global south. It builds upon practice-based research conducted as UnBox LABS 2014 Fellows in Ahmedabad, India; which used an immersive installation to explore the qualities and values built through self- organised communities that are lost in the resettlement process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
Place of PublicationVancouver
PublisherISEA2015
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
Volume2015
ISBN (Print)9781910172001
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2015
EventProceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art - Simon Fraser University, Woodwards, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver, Canada, 14-19 Aug 2015
Duration: 14 Aug 2015 → …

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NameInternational Symposium on Electronic Art

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ConferenceProceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
Period14/08/15 → …

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    Sermon, P., McAndrew, C., Janu, S., & Muthuramalingam, V. (2015). 3x4: Exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities. In Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (Vol. 2015, pp. 0-0). (International Symposium on Electronic Art). Vancouver: ISEA2015.