INFUSING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL LEARNING IN URBAN FABRIC
Satish Misal Educational Foundation’s
Pune is an interesting conglomeration of public educational institutions, private professional-skills-education providers and companies and industries. Pune is known as the Oxford of the East, as it is an educational hub and attracts a lot of students from outside to migrate and study. There are various well-renowned schools, colleges and institutes in the city
The city is the hub and backbone of the university and provides the new student with his first (visual) lesson: it is a “multi-dimensional textbook”.
Anyone can move to such a city, it is ‘open’ and ‘without walls’, but not everyone can enter the University/institute campus.
City can be a classroom without walls, an open university for people of all ages offering a boundless curriculum with unlimited expertise. To make urban environment comprehensible and observable, it will be required to create classrooms with endless windows on the world.
The university and city should work in collaboration and actively encourage the presence of academics and places of learning in social and urban contexts.
This way, both entities can support each other’s efforts to innovate
To create an urban environment comprehensible and observable with a series of well thought congregation spaces in the city to promote learning and activities which complement the process of learning, through urban design, placemaking and architectural interventions.