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Bridging the Gap!

‘Garden Bridge’ Heatherwick Studio puts on a social and moral question to Londoners.

The bridge above is Thomas Heatherwick’s studio! In not so sharp contrast below is an interesting example of how some cultures approach engineering and construction. This is a root living bridge that takes several generations to construct and the skills required are passed from generation to generation.

root bridge

South East Asia, root bridge. Generations of residents get taught how to weave giant vine roots in order to bridge their gorges. The bridge is taming nature in the least invasive way.

The Thames is a place of recent heated debate about the suitability of Heatherwick’s ‘Garden Bridge’ highlighting everyone’s ability to criticize structures and public installations or structures. In this module the L1+ students are going to challenge their conceptual understanding of what a crossing is, or what it could be. The inherent notion of creating culture with which you form identities in urban contexts, will be central to their creations. Meanwhile traditional post industrial and industrial techniques and innovations are going to be discussed and explored to give them the ability for critical evaluation, and visual literacy  of structural engineering constructions.

In UCL Engineering Department we not only aim to educate about engineering principles but also educate a rounded informed individual with a sharp eye and an ethical approach for all the structures that form our daily lives.

Session 1 – Exploring Representations of India

Suggested websites to help during your research.

General:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Indian_history

http://www.mapsofindia.com/history/

http://www.historyindia.org/

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/india/indiasbook.asp

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/mainhist.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/india/

http://www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia/gallery/

 

 

Indus Seal – 2500BC (click to launch podcast)

Transcript of the podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode13/

Suggested websites to help during your research.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/asia/s/indus_seal.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_Valley_Civilization

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/286837/Indus-civilization

 

 

 

Pillar of Ashoka – 240BC (click to launch podcast)

Transcript of the podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode32/

Suggested websites to help during your research.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashoka

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/asia/p/pillar_of_emperor_ashoka.aspx

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/38797/Ashoka

Seated Buddha from Gandhara – 200AD (click to launch podcast)

Transcript of the podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode41/

Suggested websites to help during your research.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhara

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/asia/s/seated_buddha_from_gandhara.aspx

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/225187/Gandhara-art

Gold Coin of Kumaragupta I – 400AD (click to launch podcast)

Transcript of the podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode42/

Suggested websites to help during your research.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumaragupta_I

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/Hcfl5uCzS8Gn-Ih_cVCikQ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gupta_Empire

Miniature of a Mughal Prince – c.1610 (click to launch podcast)

Transcript of the podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode82/

Suggested websites to help during your research.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal_Empire

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/a/the-age-of-the-mughals/

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/396125/Mughal-dynasty