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City heritage walk to inspire national model

Konark Ashara, a post graduate visual communications student at Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay, is setting up a 'systematic model for new heritage walks in India

The city's heritage walk will soon become a model for similar walks elsewhere in the country. Konark Ashara, a post graduate visual communications student at Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Bombay, is setting up a 'systematic model for new heritage walks in India' based and inspired from the heritage walk in Ahmedabad.

By April, Ashara will have a set of parameters that an ideal heritage walk should have. These parameters can then be applied to all heritage walks that are developed elsewhere in the country. The guidelines address macro issues, like the route of the heritage walk and its accessibility to micro details like guide attire and brochure.

For Ahmedabad, these guidelines suggest an improvised model, which also informs about the city's rich history. "My aim was to visualize a model for heritage walks that could be replicated across other cities in the country," he says.

Ashara, a graphic designer, adds, "This project began when some of my college friends visited Ahmedabad and insisted on being taken on a guided tour. I took them for the heritage walk. Though my friends were very excited, much was left to be desired at the end of the walk. Being a local, I could have told them many more stories that I did."

 

 

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