Category Archives: City Life

Free-wheeling with Laxma Goud

Laxma Goud is an renowned artist from India, who has held exhibitions around the world. On his maiden work visit to Auroville he talks to Auroville Radio about his journey in the field of art, his inspirations, his work and the future of art.

Felix on World Heritage Facts

Aryadeep interviews Felix Tessier who has experience regarding the World Heritage status.
Aryadeep is known for his efforts and concern towards procuring and safe-guarding the Auroville lands. In this interview you will learn from an expert the pros and cons of this status and what it will or wont do for us and how to go about it.



Comments: 0 Date: 15 May 2015

Matrimandir Gardens Presentation

Mira and Mark presented their plans for the  gardens to the public at Cinema Paradiso on August 31.
Special guests were Richard and Kailas who spoke frequently with The Mother regarding her conceptions for the garden.
Kailas had strong comments on the Garden of Life. Audience comments related to water use, creating gardens which bloomed in late afternoon, possible recreational use for the gardens and music.
The entire presentation will be on AVNet with a period for comments opening soon. 



Comments: 3 Date: 02 Apr 2015

Accessible Auroville

Susmita spiega in un questa intervista il progetto Accessible Auroville.
L'obbietivo principale e' di abbattere le barriere architettoniche ad Auroville per rendere ogni luogo accessibile a tutti.

The objectives of our Accessible Auroville project are, firstly, to raise and develop awareness of the concept and issues of accessibility in Auroville and, secondly, to be instrumental in bringing about the necessary changes in the layout, construction and facilities of our built environments that will make them accessible to all.
More:  http://www.auroville.org/contents/131



Comments: 0 Date: 24 Mar 2015

Work-life-balance in Auroville

For people like Deepti who has been volunteering in Auroville gives an opportunity to experience life the way it should be. Auroville provides perfect work-life-balance along with people from different cultures. Such an environment not only allows you to prosper in you work but also widens your horizon about humanity. These things make Auroville a perfect destination for people who seeks to live life.



Comments: 0 Date: 20 May 2015

Reach For the Stars

Before her departure to Germany Stephanie, the funder of the project "Reach For the Stars" for students of bioregion, has stop at our studio, and share with us some facts and insights on it.
This year the project will be 5 years old and in that period all together 61 young adults from Auroville neighboring villages participated. Stephanie with the team of 8 people created a bridge between private donors, mostly from Germany, and children who are either coming from poorer or nonfunctional families. Personal interaction, and support on many levels is present, which creates a different relationship with care and responsibilities on both sides.
Those youngster participating in the project are given scholarship to pursue their academic education, and up to today 13 of them have already finished, amongst one is a medical student.

http://www.reach-for-the-stars.org

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reach-for-the-Stars/182871718395098?v=info



Comments: 0 Date: 17 Apr 2015

Youth Initiative

Yesterday afternoon the conference room at SAIER building in Town Hall complex was packed with all well wishers and some youth who responded to the invitation of the current Youth Representative team to a special event. In past few months before the Auroville Retreat they have formed team which was looking at the concerns of youth through various activities in the community. Yesterday they presented what they have gathered and discovered so far, and their aims in coming months which will involve youth more actively in the development of the community. They hope that more concerned youth will join them, and they remain open for all those who wish to participate, support or mentor their efforts.

On the following link we can see the outcomes of Auroville Retreat
http://ras.auroville.org.in/retreat2015/auroville-youth/




Comments: 0 Date: 29 Mar 2015

RAS New Office

In conversation with Inge celebrating the new office in the Town Hall. The RAS (Resident Assembly Service), for the first time have an office from where they can address the queries of the Aurovillian.



Comments: 0 Date: 20 May 2015

GM on Mangalam Radial- Pony farm

The General Meeting on the topic of the planned Pony Farm road was attended by well over 170 people.
The atmosphere was convivial and mature despite the opposing point of views. The diversity of people present, proved that many care deeply for the development of Auroville despite the differences in priorities, there was also a will for a collaborative way to be found. The RAS made an exemplary job by providing extensive information on the topic in the form of; Maps, images, background information and objections prior to the meeting. The RAS focus was to find tools and processes for joint ventures between residents and working group, however the various presentations and Q and A sessions took most of the time.

This recording has been re-edited and kept in its full length.

Resources: http://ras.auroville.org.in/case-study/pony-farm




Comments: 0 Date: 08 Apr 2015

Kalpana Housing Project Q&A

The final drawings and models for the Kalpana Housing Project were shown to an interested group at SAIIER.
42 units are planned with 4 designed to be wheelchair accessible. The architect, Mr. Neel from Ovoid Atelier demonstrated how each unit will have outdoor access and privacy. The design was repurposed from the now cancelled Sports facility and is in the same location.
A sustainabilty consultant was engaged and he assured the audience that the latest techniques have been employed.
The Plan and model are on display at Housing Services.




Comments: 0 Date: 28 Mar 2015
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