The Indian Context

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The Digital Vernacular Workshop will take place from January 1st to January 13th in India. In addition to the five day workshop, travel stops will include sightseeing of both Chandigarh and the Taj Mahal. Housing is provided for all nights with the exception of travel days to Chandigarh and Taj Mahal. Participants are responsible for airfare, a $500 workshop fee, meals and spending money.

The workshop is run in partnership with Ansal University, whose work can be explored here: http://www.ansaluniversity.edu.in/

Visa: In order to attend the Digital Vernacular Workshop, student are required to obtain a visa. Make sure the type of visa obtained is a tourist visa. Using the Visa Assistance Form to access the online application, start the process here: http://www.visa.blsindia-usa.com/touristVisa.php#my_search

A sample can be viewed here: http://www.visa.blsindiausa.com/pforms/SampleFormVisaIVFRT.pdf

Travel Arrangements: Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel arrangements. Students should plan to leave January 1st, as they must be in New Delhi (DEL) by January 2nd. Once travel arrangements have been booked, send travel arrangements (flight number, dates, etc.) to the contact information provided below.

Health and Immunizations: All participants are required to adhere to the CDC requirements for travel to India. Documentation of all immunizations should be submitted to the contacts below. A list of requirements and recommendations can be found here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india

Payment and Waiver: A $100 deposit (non-refundable) is to be submitted to Mary Johnson in the Architecture Dean’s office A129 by November 8th. The remaining $400 balance (non-refundable) is required to be submitted to Mary Johnson by December 4th. At the time of payment, a waiver will be provided that all participants are required to sign.

Submit all forms to:       jstevens@ltu.edu       siafrate@gmail.com

CNC First Test: We have designed, built and tested the CNC machine we will be bringing to India.  The following video shows our first test cutting a traditional mud brick.  The results where promising and we are looking forward to using it in Delhi.

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