We are all suffering from urban amnesia | Naresh Narasimhan | TEDxBangalore

27/10/2014 15:07:40

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Naresh Narasimhan's hilarious talk actually brought to the forefront, a massive problem that we are facing as a city today - what he calls urban amnesia. Pictures of a bygone Bangalore showed people the reality of progress and made the audience rethink their vision for the city.

Naresh Narasimhan is an architect, urbanist, activist and creative entrepreneur. He is a partner at Venkataramanan Associates VA, an architecture practice based in Bangalore, that saw a meteoric rise under his leadership. As co-founder of MOD Institute, a transnational collective of urban designers, researchers and curators, trustee of Imagine Bangalore and founder of Cobalt, a coworking space, Naresh has fuelled a variety of progressive causes in the city. He regularly advises the local government on infrastructure and urban design and has been instrumental in the city's renewal, most recently in the cleaning up and rejuvenation of Bangalore's oldest market.

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Narasimhan Iyer

Iam so glad we share the same name!!!! :D You sir are amazing!

22/03/2015
hemanth nandish

North Indian cockroachi migrants.....OMG
Cant stop ROFL

26/01/2015
tiscachip

Wat abt the north indian cockroachi migrants...how to get rid of them?

20/01/2015
David Holroyd-Doveton

Thanks. Really enjoyed the presentation. I lived in Bangalore between 1948 and 1968. I am revisiting in February 2015 to attend a wedding! Really looking forward to the visit. The last time I was there was in 1982 so am sure to see a lot of changes. Not all for the good I am made to understand. I have contributed a few photographs on the Facebook site mentioned in the TedTalk.

14/01/2015
Vijay Kamath

We should blame the greedy developers for making our city such a mess

15/12/2014
Suresh Bharadwaj

A charming, interesting lecture. Nostalgia time for old time Bangaloreans, I'm sure. I feel Bangalore should possibly think of, for one point, an extensive network of underground Metro system MRTS to significantly take pressure off the roads so that the footpaths, the trees and the green cover all so characteristic and typical of old Bangalore and the unique experience this city used to offer is able to be revived to some measure at least. 

02/11/2014
TheWTFMatt

This is kinda cool and I don't really care; but I made that intro song months ago haha. Check my profile for the song called mother earth

30/10/2014
recognizeanalyze

Nice talk. Charismatic guy, showed some great pictures of yesteryear Bangalore, but didn't spend any time talking about how to actually implement his ideas of making Bangalore resemble the 70s. How do you make room for trees when you have to make room for a burgeoning population surge? He mentions the beautiful low-rise landscape of old Bangalore but high-rise buildings and apartments are essential to accommodate the increase in families, because what's the alternative - stretching out the city even further into the outskirts, as it's happening now in Electronics City? I'd love to hear this thoughts on implementations, perhaps if he was given more time for the talk. 

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