The City Remembered

In this section, we hope to dialogue with people from different backgrounds about their thoughts on public spaces – their memories of a neighbourhood space from their childhood, their own usage and experiences of a park, a marketplace, a maidan and so on as well as any ideas they may have on places for social interaction in the public realm.

Ask your grandparents

If you like, please do add here stories from talking to your own grandparents! You can also talk to your friends’ grandparents or anyone else you know from the older generation. We think there is so much to learn from them about how public spaces have been in the past and how they could be in the future!! 

In the first part of this Oral history series, we share conversations with grandparents who were kind enough to agree to talk to us. We asked them about the public places they go to, how they reach there, and how public life has changed over the years. We invite you to listen to their stories! 

If you would like some tips on how to interview grandparents on public spaces, do send us an email. We’ll be happy to send you a Grandparents’ Interview Guide!