Para-Situation [Mumbai] India takes the need for new world-scale agricultural and industrial revolutions a degree further. Working under the theoretical urgency of Ecosophy (The Three Ecologies, Felix Guattarri and Steps to an Ecology of Mind, Gregory Bateson), this Architectural and Urban Design output from the post-graduate research-by-design studios of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), University of Edinburgh, 2013-2015, reconstructs the organizational premise of the working city of Mumbai in light of the post-industrial and post-colonial legacies of the West. The work reconsiders the principles by which we consider and make the land productive and how people live in and around the urban/agricultural/ecological fabric of Mumbai. Rather than pursue the simplistic model of city inhabitants being served by separate and generally poorer rural colonies, the city is considered affirmatively as an aggregation of multiple communities with both distinct and shared interests in hybrid scales and types of production, amenity, dwelling and economy. These photographs form a part of the initial field-work and capture many instances that frame categories of what we might call para-situations.

Items in this Collection

  • Para-situation Degree Show 2015 slides 

    Wiszniewski, Dorian; Kondratiev-Popov, Vsevolod; Ozga, Nathan; Pyzer-Knapp, Dan; Poon, Josephine; John, Gareth N.; Ka, Chi; Botfield, Rose-Marie; Wilmsen, Ida; Gancheva, Slavka; Neuweger, Leonie; Crocker, Sophie; Beiwen, Qiu; Davis, Fergus; Sorokina, Elena; Harrison, Samantha; Krom, Bradley; Muftee, Talha; Mitra, Vaswar; Salah, Munah; Shiyu, Lei; Qing, Zhao; Shuo, Sun
    This item contains slides presented during the ECA Degree Show 2015. The images were collected by Masters students during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture and ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski 

    Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski during field-work in Mumbai as part of his teaching and research work for the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture and MSc in Architectural ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Talha Muftee, Vaswar Mitra and Munah Salah 

    Muftee, Talha; Mitra, Vaswar; Salah, Munah; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Talha Muftee, Vaswar Mitra and Munah Salah during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) MSc Architectural and Urban Design studio of Dr. Dorian ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Slavka Gancheva 

    Gancheva, Slavka; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Slavka Gancheva during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Leonie Neuweger 

    Neuweger, Leonie; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Leonie Neuweger during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Munah Salah 

    Salah, Munah; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Munah Salah during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) MSc Architectural and Urban Design studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Lei Shiyu 

    Shiyu, Lei; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Lei Shiyu during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) MSc Architectural and Urban Design studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Elena Sorokina, Samantha Harrison and Bradley Krom 

    Sorokina, Elena; Harrison, Samantha; Krom, Bradley; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Elena Sorokina, Samantha Harrison and Bradley Krom during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture and MSc in Architectural and ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Fergus Davis 

    Davis, Fergus; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Fergus Davis during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Ida Wilmsen 

    Wilmsen, Ida; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Ida Wilmsen during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture and ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Sun Shuo 

    Shuo, Sun; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Sun Shuo during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) MSc Architectural and Urban Design studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Gareth N. John and Chi Ka 

    John, Gareth N.; Ka, Chi; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Gareth N. John and Chi Ka during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Vsevolod Kondratiev-Popov and Nathan Ozga 

    Kondratiev-Popov, Vsevolod; Ozga, Nathan; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Vsevolod Kondratiev-Popov and Nathan Ozga during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Zhao Qing 

    Qing, Zhao; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Zhao Qing during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) MSc Architectural and Urban Design studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Sophie Crocker 

    Crocker, Sophie; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Sophie Crocker during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Rose-Marie Botfield 

    Botfield, Rose-Marie; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Rose-Marie Botfield during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Dan Pyzer-Knapp 

    Pyzer-Knapp, Dan; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Dan Pyzer-Knapp during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Josephine Poon 

    Poon, Josephine; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Josephine Poon during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture ...
  • Para-situation field-work: Qiu Beiwen 

    Beiwen, Qiu; Wiszniewski, Dorian
    This item contains images collected by Qiu Beiwen during field-work in Mumbai as part of the post-graduate (research-by-design) Master of Architecture studio of Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski, Edinburgh School of Architecture and ...