Since March 2019 when we held our final symposium, Monsoon [+ other] Grounds, the MONASS team has been busy. The following is a summary of what we have been doing: 1 Design Studio 18 The final MArch level design studio aligned with Monsoon Assemblages ended in June 2019. The studio worked on the Ayeyarwaddy River […]
MONASS News , October 2018 Over the summer, there has quite a lot going on for the MONASS research team. This short blog will summarise some of these activities. Field Work During June and July this year, Beth Cullen and Christina Geros undertook field work in Bangladesh, assisted by Research institute Bangladesh and the Bengal […]
After a visit to Chennai with the MONASS team, I spent some weeks this summer exploring other parts of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu was created out of part of the former Madras State when the administration of India was divided based on language in 1950, three years after independence. Though Chennai is the capital, it […]
[ 27 July 2017, 03:30, MAA ] As the plane landed on the tarmac, my introduction to both Chennai and Monsoon Assemblages had officially begun. For the past two years, I’ve been based in Jakarta, Indonesia–a neighbouring coastal megacity in Southeast Asia. On approach from the air, the glow of ship lights in the Jakarta […]
Lindsay Bremner, Beth Cullen and Christina Geros reported on field work conducted in Chennai in July and August 2017 at the University of Westminster’s Architecture Research Form on 19th October.
Chennai Field Trip Report The MONASS team of researchers – Lindsay Bremner, Beth Cullen and Christina Geros – spent six weeks in Chennai during July and August 2017, undertaking field work to better understand the ways in which the monsoon is entangled in urban life and space in the city. Our work was facilitated by […]