Sep 21, 2020
52. State of Housing in India
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Architects, educators and curators Rahul Mehrotra and Kaiwan Mehta talk to host Pavan Srinath about the ideas behind the ongoing State of Housing – Aspirations, Imaginaries and Realities in India exhibition at the Bangalore International Centre. 

Rahul, Kaiwan and Ranjith Hoskote curated the State of Housing exhibition in 2018 as a traveling exhibition, which is now at BIC in Bangalore for the month of September, 2020. The naturally ventilated gallery is open to the public on all days.

If you are in Bangalore and would like to schedule a visit, write to operations (at) bangaloreinternationalcentre (dot) org. Learn more about the exhibition at the BIC website, and you can also attend the online screening of the film ‘A Place to Live’ by Sanjay Shah on the website during the month of September, 2020. 

On Episode 52 of BIC Talks, Rahul and Kaiwan discuss how State of Housing came about, what key questions the project seeks to answer, and they share glimpses of what various components of the exhibition offer to visitors – be they architects, people in government, urban governance researchers, or interested citizens and urban residents.  

Rahul Mehrotra is an architect, urbanist and educator. He is Professor of Urban Design and Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and is the Founder Principal of RMA Architects in Mumbai. 

Kaiwan Mehta is a theorist and critic in the fields of visual culture, architecture, and city studies. He is the Managing Editor of the art and architecture magazine DOMUS India and is a faculty member at CEPT University in Ahmedabad. 

The Exhibition is supported by RMZ Foundation, Brigade Group and Kohler.

BIC Talks is brought to you by the Bangalore International Centre. Visit the BIC website for show notes, links and more information about the guests. 

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