Sep '06 - May '08
So this week was spent very irritated at how hard it is to find a good figure ground map of Mumbai. I'm doing a case study on the city for my methods class, and need good city plans to trace its growth. So far all that seems to be available (after scouring both MIT's and Harvard's map collections, stacks, as well as the internet) are maps of bombay without block footprints, or the same map of the same district of bombay over and over again. Its not looking good.
I contacted Rahul Mehrotra to see if he has anything i might use (he has done a lot of work regarding the subject). nothing. I know his studio at GSD is doing some work with Mumbai, and my next step is to see if they might have anything good, and to ask them very nicely about it.
I should have picked Berlin. curses.