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KUMBH MELA. MAPPING THE EPHEMERAL MEGA CITY
Rahul Mehrotra, Filipe Vera (eds)

Hatje Cantz, 2015
Hardcover
448 pages
353 illustrations
ISBN: 9783775739900

Excluding GST A$65.45 A$80.00 A$72.00 BUY
In order to transport, house, and feed the enormous crowds of people, functioning temporary structures are required, which in each case are created by the communities hosting the gathering. In 2013, a team from Harvard University monitored the large-scale event from its preparation to the actual celebration itself. The fascinating prototypes for flexible urban planning were investigated and documented, and the organizers received advice in issues around environmental protection. The volume presents the comprehensive research findings and includes city maps, aerial images, and photographs—for instance a spectacular photo series by Iwan Baan.

 

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