A shelter is considered a basic necessity for human beings which is exemplified in the famous slogan – Roti Kapda Aur Makaan and yet Architecture and Design are considered to be niche domains.
The power that design wields in changing lives has not been disseminated and more importantly has not been explored enough or even understood. This is evident in the rapidly changing character and fabric of our cities, towns, and now even our villages.
The purpose of the Walk for Arcause is to bring the focus on architects in the social realm and on Architectural Social Responsibility to build a social conscience.
This September 2023, students of architecture in Orissa are set to experience a one-of-its-kind – Walking Design Studio. Last year, Gita Balakrishnan, an architect and educator, had made it to several news headlines through her two stints – a 1700 kilometres journey on foot from Kolkata to New delhi and a 306 kilometres walk from Kolkata to Dhaka – to take the awareness about good design and its impact on lives to the masses while interacting and learning through close interactions with communities.
ODISHA – The land of temples and rich cultural heritage
This walking studio will flag off from the doorstep of the resplendent Konark Temple to span a distance of 98.8 kilometres from Konark to Bhubaneswar. The carefully curated route will encompass significant settlements, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Konark Sun Temple, the holy city of Puri, the artistic haven of Raghurajpur, the crafts village of Pipili, the historic site of Dhauli, and finally, culminating in the ancient city and capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar.
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Have you ever witnessed the difference design can make? This is an open invitation for writers to create articles, photo essays, and sketchplorations.
Design impacts lives. Do you have a design project, ideas, or concepts to prove this? Send us your project and let us exhibit virtually the power of design.
Arcause initiatives to highlight the role of design and Architectural Social Resposnibility.
You have the power to impact too. Here is a chance to involve yourself to create awareness about design around you. Use these resources according to your need and spread the design empathy, sensitivity and responsibility.
In Walk for Arcause 1.0 – a 1700 km journey across 7 states to shed light on design impacting lives and understand our focus areas.
Quote of the Day
“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking!”
– FriedRich Nietzsche
Fun fact of the day
The longest walk around the world was completed by Jean Beliveau, who walked 46,600 miles around 64 countries. The trip took him 11 years.