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TEAM: Harshit gupta, Swati yadav

Key words: CULTURE, democratic, hybrid


Gurgaon millennium city growing rapidly coming as a wise of cultural and tradition. With rapid growth of the city, it’s losing art democratic spaces.

“democratic spaces where any one can come without any hesitation”. Because of wise culture growing in the city. It is losing its own culture of the state. In this busy schedule of life, the city is too leaving behind its culture. We have divided the culture in food, dance and music where no instruments are used. Giving the city it’s first cultural centre and making it democratic so that any one from the city can go and enjoy their culture or learn it.

Hybrify aims to gather people from all around the city. It functions of the structures taking cultural centres as main focus. Retails are also merged with it along with offices and residential, creating terraces at different levels.

Public space allows for the free appropriation and expression of space in our cities by all inhabitants. (Within our current system, public spaces do not necessarily always allow for the right to participation, though we argue that to be truly public, they should also include the right for full participation). Without public space, our society will shift into a polarized, privatized arena, dividing society into smaller target groups and segregating people along socio-economic classes. Public spaces are arenas for encountering difference, where we can learn to understand and tolerate the other, as well as participate and view the “theatres of everyday life” providing us with a picture of what makes up our society.

Public spaces provide three dimensions of contact that can lead to civic engagement. The first is social contact with diverse populations, which many urban theorists say lead to tolerance. Seeing people who are different than you responding to a space in similar ways creates a temporary bond, which can lead to tolerance of the other. On the other hand, others argue that casual contact can sometimes have the opposite result.

The second dimension of public space that leads to civic engagement is contact with the physical, material and temporal nature of public space, which provides a sense of identification with the “pulse of the city”. Being in a space of what Amin calls “surplus” or multiplicity, or what Massey calls “thrown togetherness”, “the relatively unconstrained [and emergent] circulation of multiple bodies in a shared physical space” and having your own spatial and temporal pattern within that space (“territorialisation”), allows one to domesticize what could be seen as chaotic, promotes the negotiation of complexity, and provides a sense of belonging and connection to the larger fabric of civic society.

The third dimension, referred to as “symbolic projection”, is the symbolic and sensory expression of the currents and moods of public culture manifested in public space. This includes iconography (for example, the quality of design, images of consumption and advertisements and architectural expression) as well as active code (routines of usage and public gathering and what is appropriate behavior in a certain public space). Symbolic projections are powerful codes of public culture, both summarizing cultural trends as well as shaping public opinion


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