Projects

Proyecto Manila

Building a Community center by understanding social dynamics and participatory planning in a homegrown neighborhood in Bogota

Make in Dharavi

The famously productive neighbourhood in the heart of Mumbai city is full of thousands of artisans, craftspersons and mechanics, working away on their tools and machines in workshops and factories that often do

Shinbisum

Generating new models for participatory development for Ulleung island in South Korea

The Design Comes as We Build

urbz invited local builders from Dharavi to design the best possible house they could imagine. These designs were translated into physical models by artisans. 

Khotachiwadi

urbz has been involved with the heritage precinct of Khotachiwadi for nearly a decade. We have organized many events workshops there and produced a strategic plan for the area among other things.

Homegrown cities

This experiment in affordable housing led to the co-designing and construction of a small house in Shivaji Nagar, in Govandi. A neighbourhood in Mumbai that is struggling against all odds to keep growing and im

Homegrown Things

We produced everyday-life objects based on the specific needs of residents and the skills available in the Shivaji Nagar area in Mumbai.

Circulatory Lives

For the past 5 years, urbz has been following families who's lives is spread between Mumbai and their ancestral villages in the Konkan (Western India).

Bareilly Street

Studies, workshops, street exhibition and plans towards making a small square in Dharavi children friendly

CASA DO ATAIDE

Workshop da construção civil / Civil construction Workshop in Sao Paulo

50 houses 1 Territory | 50 CASAS 1 TERRITÓRIO

A record book of 20 houses built by the mason Ataide Caetite in the Paraisopolis favela, which reflects on how the economic and cultural dynamics are reflected in home construction and design.

Mumbai Return exhibition

urbz's exhibition at the Bhau Daji Lad City Museum allows those who make up the city's fabric to put themselves on the map

Young, Urban, Mobile

What do young Mumbaikars have to say about their family's rootedness to villages on the Konkan?

The Homegrown Cities Initiative: Update

After a handstorm workshop to make a variety of user-oriented objects and with a pilot house on its way, a report about the updates of the Homegrown Cities Initiative