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Z-Axis 2020: Online Lecture Series and Design Challenge between September-December

India Architecture News - Jul 28, 2020 - 16:15   3184 views

Z-Axis 2020: Online Lecture Series and Design Challenge between September-December

The Charles Correa Foundation has announced that the biennial Z-axis conference will happen in September 2020, online! The Z-axis Conference, is a biennial event which seeks to create meaningful discourse around architecture and the city.

The 2020 edition, entitled "You and Your Neighbourhood" will be the fourth iteration; the previous three conferences focused on various issues concerning cities, equality and architecture, each one drew more than 900 attendees from diverse disciplines, and from across the globe.

The current COVID-19 pandemic and its response have raised critical questions about how we live and work. It has also led to a lot of us asking, "How can we improve our own neighbourhood?".

At the fourth edition of Z-axis — the Charles Correa Foundation’s biennial conference — participants will draw their attention back to their own neighbourhoods to generate creative visions that uplift the public realm.

With a series of lectures in September, followed by a unique design challenge in October-November, Z-axis 2020 will host a number of international speakers focusing on these issues. 

Early Registration opens on 6 August 2020.

Z-Axis 2020: Online Lecture Series and Design Challenge between September-December

A Jury will critique and recognise projects by participants — creative individuals who improve everyday life for their neighbours by making changes at four distinct levels — the neighbourhood, the commons, the street, and the doorstep.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding Z-axis 2020 — You and Your Neighborhood, and in the meantime, save these dates!


1st September: Charles Correa Memorial Lecture / Film Screening: You and Your Neighbourhood

5th September: Lectures about Redefining the City for the Public

12th September: Lectures about Commons and the City

19th September: Lectures about Streets in the Neighbourhoods

26th September: Lectures about Homes in the Street

The Virtual Conference Schedule is divided into 5 Sessions: Each one is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Indian Standard Time (IST).

Session 1: Charles Correa Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, 1 September

Session 2: Redefining the City for the Public
Saturday, 5 September

Session 3: Commons and the City
Saturday, 12 September

Session 4: Streets in the Neighbourhood
Saturday, 19 September

Session 5: Homes in the Street
Saturday, 26 September

October-November 2020

1st October: Guide book is released, it will orient the participants to the challenge, its timeline, possible methodologies and outcomes.

Across the month of October: We will release a variety of podcasts and blogs that help streamline fundamentals of the design challenge and inspire participants.

Second week of November: The CCF team shall host project discussions with participants, in order to help them with their final presentations.

December 2020

5th December: Submission

7th - 13th December: Jury

19th December: Award ceremony

The Charles Correa Foundation (CCF) is an initiative of internationally renowned architect and urban planner Charles Correa. CCF acts as a catalyst for architectural, urban design, planning, and community-based projects that improve the condition of human settlements in India.

All work undertaken by CCF is on a non-profit basis.

Read more about the the biennial Z-axis conference here

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