Episode 05/S2: On Urban, Virtual and the Household (with Rob Shields)

In this episode, Shruti Malik engages in an organic conversation with Professor Rob Shields from the University of Alberta. Through the podcast, they touch upon various aspects beginning with understanding the difference in perspective on epistemology of space between the fields of architecture and sociology. This then goes on to discuss the course of research that inspired the books written by him, especially the concept and his book ‘The Virtual’ (2002). The discussion opens up the gaps between practice, education, and the digital virtualities that the urban is engaging with and is produced by. Towards the end, they discuss concepts of sustainability, indigenous knowledge formats, and the role of the household as an actor in practicing the two.

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