Noor Boushehri, Maria Letizia Garzoli, Elad Horn, Yunjie Li, Marcus Goodwin and Jane Philbrick, all first-year Masters of Design Studies Critical Conservation students, joined the Loeb Fellows and GSD colleagues in Agra, India, for Rahul Mehrotra's Extreme Urbanism: Planning for Conservation option studio. The LOEBlog is featuring their impressions from the trip.
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Our one-day workshop on an integrated site management framework for the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort was organized jointly by the Archeological Survey of India and Harvard University. Daylong presentations from ASI, World Monuments Fund, India Ministry of Culture, and GSD Extreme Urbanism studio discussed and framed current and proposed conditions for preserving and sustaining Agra’s preeminent garden and monument legacies by forwarding a living, people-centric heritage. The discussions addressed challenges including balancing conservation and economic development and strengthening the bond between the adjacent communities of Agra and her built heritage.
Lead photo of Agra from the roof terrace of Gateway Hotel by Noor Boushehri; all others by Jane Philbrick