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Wastescape Bhubaneswar & Cuttack
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This project is a study of the wastescape - a network of waste - of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack in Odisha, India.  The study incorporates key locations, e.g. landfills, urban wastelands and waste warehouses; major actors in the formal and informal waste sector; and flows of waste through economic and social systems.

Drawing from the studies, multiple interventions within the wastescape are proposed for improvement of the economic, ecologic and social situation.

An important aspect of the project is the development of an approach for how to, as architects, work with big, complex, contingent networks; how to map and understand such a system; and how to determine where to intervene.

To improve the existing wastescape, interventions must consciously and holistically address multiple scales; levels of formal-informal; and phases within the waste cycle.

The study includes a vast amount of possible interventions. Some of the interventions are further detailed to show feasibility; impact on the wastescape; and synergies with other interventions within the wastescape.

Abstract [sv]

Projektet “Wastescape of Bhubaneswar & Cuttack” är en studie av ett nätverk av skräpflöden genom Bhubaneswar och Cuttack i Odisha, Indien. Studien inkorporerar viktiga platser, t.ex. deponier, urbana ödemarker och lokaler för skräphandel; stora aktörer i den formella och informella skräpsektorn; och flöden av skräp genom ekonomiska och sociala system.

Utifrån dessa studier, ett flertal interventioner i “the wastescape” föreslås för att förbättra den ekonomiska, ekologiska och sociala situationen.

En viktig aspekt av arbetet är utvecklingen av ett sätt att, som arkitekt, arbeta med storskaliga, komplexa och inter-beroende nätverk; hur sådana system kan kartläggas och förstås; samt hur det går att avgöra vart och hur interventioner passar in i “the wastescape”.

För att förbättra “the wastescape”, interventioner måste medvetet och holistiskt adressera multipla skalor; nivåer av formell-informell; och faser i skräpets kretslopp.

Studien innehåller ett stort nummer av möjliga interventioner. Några av dessa interventioner är ytterligare detaljerade för att visa på genomförbarhet; påverkan på “the wastescape”; och synergier gentemot andra interventioner i “the wastescape”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 260 p.
Keyword [en]
Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Odisha, Waste, Waste Management, Architecture, sustainable studies, critical studies, Urban Planning, Formal, Informal, Minor Field Study, MFS, Architects without Borders, ASF, SPARC, UDRC, KKPKP, waste picker, godown, Mahila Milan, India, Rammed Earth, Mud, Bamboo, ANT, recycling, composting, biogas, landfill, slum, slum upgrading, interview, documentation, sketches, holistic, bottom up, social sustainability, economic sustainability, ecological sustainability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-146605OAI: diva2:724255
Educational program
Master of Architecture - Architecture
Available from: 2014-11-21 Created: 2014-06-12 Last updated: 2014-11-21Bibliographically approved

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