Who are we?

Hashtag Urbanism is a city blog that aims to create and curate all content that can be tagged with, yes,  you guessed it, the #urbanism. Through our posts, we aim to highlight how one encounters design and architecture in simple ways in a city and its potential in transforming our perceptions of the place.

Based in Chennai, Hashtag Urbanism portrays the quirks and perks of city life in a way that is relatable not just to Architects, Urban Designers, Planners and Government Authorities, but also to the Common man. Good design is not a privilege; it’s a right to all!Watch out for new features every week!

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Our Mission

Through this movement we hope to stir and awaken the embers of city pride that has become dormant through a history of bad design that repeatedly tries to retrofit first world ideas into a third world context. It’s time to reclaim our cities! Let’s take pride in the inherent “Indian-ness” that makes our urbanism so unique and colourful!

Join this movement by sending us ideas and stories on what makes your city unique! It could be anything from the colourful autos to the bumpy bus rides, cattle on the roads to the dogs that chase you at night, filmy posters to political billboards!

Mail us at hastagurbanism@gmail.com or tag us using #hashtagurbanism in your stories!


Everyday Urbanism

Everyday UrbanismEveryday Urbanism features articles and stories by selected professionals from various fields of design, about the issues that plague cities and their immense potential of sensitive, contextual design in alleviating our urban experience. Click here for more!


DesignDesign by Hashtag Urbanism is an initiative to create an online, open source archive of thesis and research papers done of cities in India, free for all future urban thinkers, designers, students or anyone who loves their city. Let’s create a database of Design, seasoned by our hard work, research and thought! Click here for more!

Hashtag Urbanism invites thesis/proposals for publication on our platform! Do mail us your entries to hashtagurbanism@gmail.com

Map your City!

Map your cityMap your City! is an online, Open-source Archive of maps of Chennai done over the years by students and professionals of Architecture. This section contains numerous beautiful maps that tell a beautiful story, merging the fields of cartography, art and design. To contribute, send your maps to hashtagurbanism@gmail.com. Be a part of this movement! Let’s map our cities!

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Photo Series

PhotoseriesPhoto Series are curated photographic documentations of Indian Cities, with a specific theme every week. These explorations with a visual medium tell a unique story in the eye of the photographer, and also doubles as a important archive of our rich urban heritage! Click here for more!