Beginning in January 2012, TCLab and the Indian Institutes for Human Settlement (IIHS), likely to be India’s largest university addressing urbanization issues, will run a joint studio and practicum exercise. The client for the pedagogical format is the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation, a regional agency that influences economic and industrial development in Bangalore, “India’s Silicon Valley,” and other cities in Karnataka state.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206
Stephen Mayes, Principal, VII Photo:
"VII Photo Agency is proud to affiliate with TCLab and is currently exploring opportunities to develop innovative media projects that will jointly advance the program's objectives and VII's mission to further the application of photography for positive change."
TCLab and the Centre for Innovation and Technology Research (CITER) at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) Finland, are partnering in a research study (see CITER Study on Scarcity Induced Innovations)