Shubham Lohe

MA Architecture

Self-Reliant Commune: A New eye to the invisible Majuli Island

This thesis-by-design focuses on the communities in Majuli Island, Assam, an area facing regular flooding and land erosion, resulting in hardship and the loss of life. It explores how appropriate architectural design tools may be embedded within cultural practises of the community with high levels of participation to turn flooding instead into a form of power and economic advantage.

MORE is a part of Open Studio project run by the School of Architecture + Cities at the University of Westminster to make its design, research and practice-based work available online while it is happening.

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