Studio-X Global Network: Mumbai


Studio-X Mumbai opened its doors to the public in February 2011 and has quickly become a major hub of vibrant debate. Located on the 4th floor of the Kitab Mahal building near the Victoria Terminus railway station in historic downtown Mumbai, Studio-X Mumbai explores the built environment by hosting a variety of events that address issues such as contemporary architectural practice, sociology, public art, and the impact of technology on the city. Our guide to Mumbai’s built environment is a tour through the contradicting and diverse nature of the city, and acknowledges the virtue of incompleteness. Share your ideas and suggestions here:

Studio X Mumbai website

History of the City:

City adrift: a short biography of Bombay / Naresh Fernandes. New Delhi: Aleph Book Co., 2013.

Mumbai fables / Gyan Prakash. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Built environment:

Draft regional plan for Bombay Metropolitan region, 1996-2011. Bombay : The Authority, 1995.

Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority
The website features Transport, Infrastructure, Environment and Planning projects.

Mumbai Transformation Support Unit
MTSU’s focus areas are physical and social infrastructure, environment, housing, governance, strategic planning and economic growth.

Revisioning Mumbai: conceiving a manifesto for sustainable development / edited by Vimal Shah and Pankaj Joshi. Mumbai: Asiatic Society of Mumbai, 2010.

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Studio X Mumbai Director Rajeev Thakker's guide:


Alice in Bhuleshwar: navigating a Mumbai neighborhood / Kaiwan Mehta. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2009.

Bombay, meri jaan: writings on Mumbai / Jerry Pinto and Naresh Fernandes. New Delhi; New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2003.

Maximum city: Bombay lost and found / Suketu Mehta. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.

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Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

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