Platform for Architectural Transfers in the Indian Ocean rim
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Tools of building Practice

The material tools of building practice have steadily increased in number and diversity: from the ‘design technics’ that support drawing and model making, to managerial tools such as BoQs, Contracts, and building specifications, to concrete mixers, scaffolds and hoists used on building sites. How do these tools configure architectural production? What do adaptations in tools of building practice, and the degree to which they have been adopted or rejected across geographies and building projects, tell us of the particular socio-cultural contexts and power relations in which building projects are embedded?

                 Sarah Melsens             Saptarshi Sanyal
                (Theme director)        (Theme coordinator)