‘Co-creation’ is not just a buzzword
Architecture student visits India with her innovative project
Early in 2013 the winning projects in the Indo-Danish environmental technology competition “Co-Creating Sustainable Solutions for the Future” were found. The competition was launched by the Danish Cultural Institute in Copenhagen in cooperation with Larsen & Toubro, CBS, DTU, Ramboll, Jan Gehl Architects, the School of Architecture and Haldor Topsoe. Its purpose was to strengthen the ties between Denmark and India and contribute to a sustainable development in both countries.
The three Indian winners in the categories of Technology, Business and Urban Development visited Denmark in June 2013, where they met with representatives of the companies that had engaged in the competition.
Then it became the Danish winner’s turn to visit India and present her winning project in the category Design/Culture: ‘The Water Line – harvesting rainwater in urban India’.
Round trip and artist talk
Anne Camilla Auestad has just completed her studies at Aarhus School of Architecture and spent the most of September traveling around India. She met with representatives of the co-organizer Larsen & Toubro and architects 3xN in Mumbai, Ramboll in Chennai, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) in Bangalore and ended with an artist talk in the combined gallery and meeting place for innovative creative minds, Studio X in Mumbai.
The project went quite well and was a great personal experience for everyone involved, both students and businesses. It served as an excellent example of the fact that ‘co-creation’ is not just a buzzword in a globalized world, but a reality. And a successful one.
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Photo: Anne Camilla together with her new friends in Nagao, two hours outside of Mumbai.