The highlight at the Foaid 2019 saw Dikshu Kukreja and Patrik Schumacher engage in a one-on-one conversation about responsibly reshaping future cities. The stalwarts also brought to forefront, the urgent requirement of reformed public policies and tactical urbanism which can contribute to a fast paced change- making.
The Foaid event had the who’s who of architectural fraternity in attendance. The highlight of the event, however, remained the one-on-one conversation between the Managing Principal of CP Kukreja Architects, Dikshu Kukreja with the Principal of the world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, Patrik Schumacher. The much awaited session saw a harmonious confluence of the East and West architectural ideologies. The two stalwarts engaged in an enthralling discourse revolving around responsibly reshaping future cities bringing to the forefront, aspects such as climate change and its effect on city planning, the importance and power of community participation in change-making and how responsible political involvement in architecture and planning can go a long way in benefitting the inhabitants of cities.