A conversation between architect Charles Correa and Art Historian Jyotindra Jain was organised on November 30, 2014 at the ISC Auditorium in Bengaluru. The event also hosted a screening of Sankalp Meshram’s film ‘Into the Unknown’ on Charles Correa’s Champalimaud Centre.
This conversation was dedicated to the memory of Vimal Jain – an architect and founding partner to a Bengaluru-based firm Architecture Paradigm. He passed away in November, 2013, succumbing to injuries sustained from a fall at a project site.
The re-mastered book and film from the iconic travelling exhibition on Indian Architecture curated by Charles Correa.
The document was a part of the seminal ‘Vistara: The Architecture of India’ exhibition, 1986 that travelled the world. This is an attempt to resurrect and preserve one of the most crucial and complex comments on the Architecture of India. The exhibition was accompanied by this book and the Vistara film – a projection system – chronicling powerful ideas, elements and epochs that represented our architecture and the practice of habitat-making.
A seminal collection of essays, A Place in the Shade is a chronicle of thoughts spanning Charles Correa’s illustrious career in architecture and urban planning.
In the span of a prolific practice, Charles Correa’s work and thoughts have been instrumental in shaping the architecture of Post-Independence India. His writings – few and far in-between – deal with both the real and the metaphysical in architecture, urban planning, housing, urbanization and design in general. The writings in this book address the concerns and issues that are fundamental to the Indian landscape and habitat. Illustrated by select visuals: photographs and drawings, the book connects his work and ideas to a tangible set of propositions. Continue reading A Place in the Shade by Charles Correa→