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Saving the idea of Dharavi
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

I focused my thesis initially on highlighting the values that Dharavi demonstrates, while offering to extend the internal dialogue to the benefit of the region as a whole. Dharavi is currently Asia’s largest slum, as well as a home and workplace for hundreds of thousands of people. During the project, it became clear that Dharavi is to undergo a redevelopment phase and the whole area will be demolished and rebuilt to feature shopping centres and housing, especially for international buyers. Dharavi’s citizens themselves are not protesting because they have been promised compensation by way of accommodation. If they had been informed however that the accommodation offered in compensation applies only to half of Dharavi’s citizens, the atmosphere would certainly have been somewhat different. For seven years, Dharavi will undergo a total refurbishment. Many of the industries currently based on recycling are not included in the vision for the new district. 

My thesis project aims to answer that question through a crafts centre, where jobs could be offered, refuse recycled, visitors inspired and knowledge preserved. The center will work as an first step towards a new future for people who lost their homes

Abstract [sv]

Initialt handlade mitt exjobb om att lyfta fram de värden Dharavi har och samtidigt öka dialogen internt för att stärka området i stort. Dharavi är idag asiens största slumområden och är bostad och arbetsplats för hundratusentals människor. Under projektets gång stod det klart att Dharavi kommer att genomgå en upprustning och hela området kommer att rivas och byggas upp igen i förmån för köpcentrum och bostäder för framförallt internationella köpare.  Dharaviborna själva protesterar inte eftersom de har blivit lovade ersättningsboenden, hade de däremot fått veta att dessa enbart gäller hälften av Dharaviborna hade stämningen med all säkerhet varit en annan. Under sju år kommer Dharavi att genomgå en total upprustning och många av de verksamheter som idag baseras på återvinning finns inte med i visionen för den nya stadsdelen.  

Hur ska Dharavi bevara hantverket och kunskapen om området splittras? Mitt exjobb syftar till att svara på den frågan genom ett hantverkscentrum, där jobb kan erbjudas, material återvinnas, besökare inspireras och kunskap bevaras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
Rammedearth, Dharavi, craftsmanship, Mumbai, Slum, recycling
National Category
Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200497OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-200497DiVA, id: diva2:1069308
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Master of Architecture - Architecture
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Available from: 2017-02-06 Created: 2017-02-06Bibliographically approved

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