Enabling awareness and action to achieve sustainable development through the lens of heritage & culture.
OUTdoors focuses on achieving sustainable development from the lens of Heritage and Culture. It aims to explore the urban greens, heritage structures/precincts and local culture & traditions that are hidden in the dense urban fabric and mostly remain unvisited. This may include natural heritage, small parks, linear greens (river/lake buffers), bundhs, biodiversity parks, ecological parks, built heritage-forts, palaces, museums, chattris, religious institutions, baolis, etc. that have small footfall and are only accessed by nearby residents. The project also intends to enable more conversations around preserving our heritage and culture, realising sustainable infrastructure facilities, and leading to a boost in sustainable economic activities in and around these sites.
This repository is an easy-access solution to discover new places, green areas or the heritage sites that will be perfect for your next adventure, a simple outing or a break day! Reconnecting with nature and your city, shouldn’t be as difficult after all?
We are partnering with multiple organizations to organize heritage/nature walks and workshops in the project cities across the Indian continent. Starting with the NCR, we will try to expand to heritage settings like that of Pune, Kolkata and other parts of the Indian subcontinent to explore the hidden gems with organizations/groups that have already developed expertise in this area. Many of our walks and workshops specifically focus on involving sensitive groups of the community (children, specially abled individuals, etc.) as participants.
Explore the latest heritage walks here!
A research-intensive series of blogs to explore the interlinkages between Heritage & Culture and the Sustainable Development Goals specifically focussed on five thematic areas of sustainable development (Society & People, Economy & Consumption, Nature & Environment, Habitats and Infrastructure, and Peace & Governance).
COMOS India is a membership-based organisation that provides a forum where individuals and representatives of institutions concerned with the conservation, protection, rehabilitation, and enhancement of cultural heritage sites and places can meet to exchange information and views on principles and practices in the field.
Soulful Safaris works with a small list of carefully chosen experience providers and co-creates authentic life-changing moments while integrating culture, communities, and conservation programs. Their sole focus is to attain well-being: the well-being of the planet, the well-being of communities, and the well being of self.
Shaleen Wadhwana is a graduate in BA History (Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi) and MA Art History (SOAS, London), and has an academic expertise in Art Appreciation (National Museum Institute, Delhi) and Cultural Heritage Law (UNESCO-Geneva). She independently writes, curates and teaches about South Asian Art, History, Heritage and Culture to bring varied audiences closer to it with her cross-sector experience.
Tradition Heritage Ecology (T. H. E) is a space working towards the cause of cultural and ecological awareness. The organisation is actively involved in promotion and preservation of many tangible, written and oral traditions of India. It primarily engages with the age group 16-25 years and aims to preserve our past and to interpret and hand it over in a sustainable manner to our future generations.
Researcher & Outreach
Heritage Walk & Workshop Coordinator
Heritage Walk Coordinator
Researcher & Heritage Walk Coordinator