by Bharath M Palavalli on Thursday, February 28, 2013
- Session type
- Technical level
Slums in our cities, a mechanical engineer’s dilemma, Metros, and our identities as ‘Indians’. We solve the problems as we would a jigsaw:
Whole can be split into parts. Parts can be studied in isolation. Put back together.
Introducing you to our nemesis.
Crowded cities, infrastructure issues, and education – how do we address these issues? Is it related to how we conceive of ourselves as ‘Indians’. We think yes. Both are plagued by this idea: ‘Whole can be split into parts. Parts can be studied in isolation. Put back together’.
Using different stories from our lives, we try to understand why fragmenting a problem into easily digestible bites does not a solution make.
2 Speaker talk
- Sruthi - She is a former reporter with The Hindu and is currently working on a book on design. She was a software engineer in another lifetime. She tweets at @srukrish.
- Bharath - He is a researcher who develops games and simulations to understand complexities in urban growth and disaster management. He tweets at @bharathmp.