INCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR CULTURAL INTERFACE IN PILGRIMAGE SITES
  

  NSDC IV 2014 Final Result


...……..HOW MANY DISABLED USERS AND ELDERLY ARE ABLE TO GO WHERE THEY WANT TO GO? ARE THEIR SPECIAL NEEDS MET IN THE PLACES THEY VISIT? ARE THEY TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND EQUALITY LIKE OTHERS?..........THERE ARE SEVERAL SUCH QUESTIONS  THAT NEED THE SENSIBILITIES OF DESIGNERS TO ANSWER…………


The School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (SPA Bhopal) organizes a ‘National Student Competition’ on ‘Design for All/Universal Design’ every year with an aim to generate design solutions that optimize the whole living environment so that everyone in the community regardless of his limitations can participate equally. This year in 2013-14, the school is holding this design competition with a theme of ‘'INCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR CULTURAL INTERFACE IN PILGRIMAGE SITES’


sIN Indian community, traditions are deeply rooted despite modern lifestyle. Children learn these traditions from their parents and pass them on to their future generations. One such traditional practice is pilgrimage that almost all religions follow, in one form or the other. A pilgrimage is a journey of spiritual connect and faith, and it is practiced all over the world. Generally, it is a visit to a holy place of significance to a person's beliefs and faith. It is strongly believed that one must visit such sites at least once in their life time. In India, there are several associated auspicious rituals, beliefs and stories with these sites, and a number of people visit to pray for good health and well being. This includes a lot of people with disabilities, elderly, children and women. This also includes rural people ingrained in poverty and illiteracy. The School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, an autonomous institution of MHRD, Government of India, is premier Institute of National Importance. With a commitment to support social, cultural and environmental sustenance in the community, the school organizes a 'National Student Design Competition' on 'Design for All/Universal Design' every year. This year 2013-14, the school plans to launch this design competition with an aim to promote universal usability in pilgrimage sites in India.

                                                                   
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