We are Mod

An interdisciplinary urban research and action institute
based in Bengaluru and Berlin


We are Mod

An international collective of architects, designers,
researchers and curators with engaged interests in
and interests for engagement with the
urbanisation processes in India


The goal of Mod

is to establish an integrated information platform
for various kinds of data on Indian cities,
which will be open-source, multi-authored
and open to debate and modifications.

Recent Posts

July 29, 2021

Urban Livelihoods and Street-vending

The informal urban economy According to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO, GoI), in 2009-10,…
July 26, 2021

The fragmentation of public space in Bengaluru

A case study of the City Market 1791 Image credits: British Library The area between…
July 16, 2021

Making Indian Cities Observable

The census of India says that 31% of the Indian population, i.e.; 375 million currently…



Mapping Bengaluru

is a long term design and research project on Bengaluru. The study will attempt to chart a history for the city through the many maps that have been made of it.


Data Visualisations

Visualising the complexity of the urban landscape



Explanatory videos on city phenomenon


Researching City Processes

Analysis of proposed City Projects


City of Villages

is a longterm design and research project into the 638 villages that make Bengaluru city today


Bangalore - a bygone age

a long term archiving project that aims to create a crowdsourced archive for the city of Bengaluru


Do you have a fresh and insightful perspective on an urban or architectural issue? We welcome contributions from critical minds of different backgrounds.

If you would like to submit an article, case study, photographic essay, interview or an opinion piece, do get in touch with us

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