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Cities are formally complex, experientially intense and have logics that are incoherent. They fold spaces, practices and relationships together to create an enormous, perpetually transforming morph. This morph is characterized by unclear geographies, absurd lives, unstable forms and coexistence of sharp contradictions within it. The formulations around grand-narratives of globalization, corporate capitalism, neo-liberalism, informalisation, etc; or deficiency-stories of housing and infrastructure shortage, environmental decay and corrupt governance are inadequate to comprehend the morph. How does this morph work? What keeps it in a state of perpetual transformation? What are the sources of its energies? An agile framework is perhaps required to discuss the complexities, intensities and incoherence of the morph. The BARD Studio aims at putting together such a framework.

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