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Over the last twenty years, The Sarai programme at CSDS has arguably been South Asia’s most prominent and productive platform for research and reflection on the transformation of urban space and contemporary realities, especially with regard to the interface between cities, information, society, technology, and culture.

This is our second time working on the Sarai Programme’s website in the last decade. While the first time involved developing a new WordPress website along with migration from an old, outdated CMS, this time around the goal was to overhaul the user interface and experience. We followed an iterative process with the research fellows at Sarai and came up with a theme that allowed more control on types of content and layouts. The visuals of the homepage, especially the retro-feel GIFs are the work of Mrityunjay Chatterjee who has been involved with Sarai for a long time. The work took some time to finish and go live, but it was worth the wait. Especially because one important priority was to have a flexible but sustainable design and information architecture that the future research fellows can continue to work with.

Here's a peak at the older website!