Although an unequal balance was scripted, clearly the architects were imagined as the ideas people and NGOs as implementers

At CURE, we expected this partnership to be typical of any such partnerships – CURE bringing to the table its ideas on community and community processes and the architect teams, their design skills. We imagined ‘us’ educating ‘them’ – building a new social design narrative, offering a new lens by which to view our spaces. We had clearly underestimated the ‘people’ knowledge of our architect partners.

[Dr. Renu Khosla, Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence, CURE]