Remembering Charles Correa

Date: September 01, 2022
Time : 6:00 – 8:00pm IST
Venue : Online

Do join us for an evening dedicated to the memory of our founder, Charles Correa, on his 92nd birth anniversary. We start with a panel discussion with three of his clients, followed by the Charles Correa Gold Medal Award Ceremony 2022.

In conversation with Nondita Correa Mehrotra are three clients for Correa’s projects, clients who he built a great rapport with – Ashok Vajpeyi for Bharat Bhavan; Jyotindra Jain for the National Crafts Museum; and Ajit Kembhavi for the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics. The discussion will be on anecdotes and narratives of the process of what makes a piece of architecture, and the role that the client, and the public have in the process. It is to bring awareness and to remember Charles Correa, and these buildings that are much loved and used by the public!

This panel discussion will be followed by the Award Ceremony for the Charles Correa Gold Medal 2022, awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate Architectural Thesis from colleges across India. The Gold Medal will be presented by this year’s jury of architects – Meghal Arya, Suhasini Ayer, Arthur Duff, Kapil Gupta, and Rohan Shivkumar.

From the Archives

The importance of being Ashok- by Charles Correa

An exhibition programme for Bharat Bhavan



YearProject NameLocation
1961‐62Tube HousesAhmedabad, Gujarat
1961Low income housing (Unbuilt)Ahmedabad, Gujarat
1964-74Planning for BombayMumbai, Maharashtra
1966‐67Punjab Group Housing (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1967Cablenagar Township (Unbuilt)Kota, Rajasthan
1969‐73Previ HousingLima, Peru
1971‐72Low‐Income HousingAhmedabad, Gujarat
1972‐74Bimanagar TownshipBangalore, Karnataka
1974Cochin Waterfront (Unbuilt)Kochi, Kerala
1974Backbay Waterfront (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1974Structural Plan for Bangalore (Unbuilt)Bangalore, Karnataka
1976‐77Steel TownshipMisurata, Libya
1978‐82Malabar Cements TownshipKerala
1982-85Buddhapurnima Lakefront DevelopmentHyderabad, Telangana
1982‐85L & T TownshipAwarpur, Maharashtra
1983‐86Belapur Low‐Income HousingNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra
1983Mixed Income Housing (Unbuilt)Indore, Madhya Pradesh
1984ACC TownshipWadi, Karnataka
1985Low‐cost HousingMumbai, Maharashtra
1985‐90Bagalkot TownshipBagalkot, Karnataka
1986HUDCO Courtyard Housing (Unbuilt)Jodhpur, Rajasthan
1989Staff HousingHyderabad, Telangana
1991‐92ULWE: The CBD of New BombayNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra
1992Titan TownshipBangalore, Karnataka
1999‐2004Salt Lake City CentreKolkata, West Bengal
2004Gopalpur Steel Town (Unbuilt)Bihar


YearProject NameLocation
1959‐61Lalbhai HouseAhmedabad, Gujarat
1959Futehally House, (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1959‐61Sen HouseKolkata, West Bengal
1959‐60Twin HousesBhavnagar, Gujarat
1960Cosmopolis Apartments, (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1960Hutheesing House (Unbuilt)Ahmedabad, Gujarat
1961Sen Farmhouse (Unbuilt)Kolkata, West Bengal
1961‐66Sonmarg ApartmentsMumbai, Maharashtra
1962‐64Ramkrishna HouseAhmedabad, Gujarat
1962‐64Palm Avenue HouseKolkata, West Bengal
1962‐64Futehally HouseMumbai, Maharashtra
1962‐63Boyce Houses (Unbuilt)Pune, Maharashtra
1963Thakore House (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1963Shukla House (Unbuilt)Ahmedabad, Gujarat
1964‐65Mascarenhas HouseBangalore, Karnataka
1965‐66Dutta HouseHauz Khas, New Delhi
1967‐68Menezes HousePune, Maharashtra
1967‐68Ferreira HouseMumbai, Maharashtra
1967‐69Patwardhan HousesPune, Maharashtra
1967‐68Parekh HouseAhmedabad, Gujarat
1968Correa House (Unbuilt)Ahmedabad, Gujarat
1970‐83Kanchanjunga ApartmentsMumbai, Maharashtra
1970‐73Heredia HouseMumbai, Maharashtra
1971DCM Apartments (Unbuilt)New Delhi
1972‐74Mozumdar HouseNew Delhi
1973Rallis Apartments (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1975‐78Tara Group HousingNew Delhi
1980Calvetty Group Housing (Unbuilt)Kochi, Kerala
1981Beach Houses (Unbuilt)Mandwa, Maharashtra
1982‐85Shah HouseMumbai, Maharashtra
1982‐89Verem HousesVerem, Goa
1983Cunningham Crescent (Unbuilt)Bangalore, Karnataka
1985-92Permanent Mission of IndiaNew York
1985‐89House at KoramangalaBangalore, Karnataka
1986Kapur Think Tank (Unbuilt)New Delhi
1992Cahaya (Unbuilt)Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1994Green Earth Farmhouses (Unbuilt)Rewas, Goa
1994Cochin Back‐Waters (Unbuilt)Kochi, Kerala
1995‐99Gobhai HouseGolwad, Maharashtra
1999MHADA Housing (Competition) (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
2000The Cairn BungalowMumbai, Maharashtra
2000The Cairn ApartmentsMumbai, Maharashtra


YearProject NameLocation
1958‐60Administration BuildingAnand, Gujarat
1960‐62Gun HouseAhmedabad, Gujarat
1962Lal Darwaza Centre (Unbuilt)Ahmedabad, Gujarat
1965‐68ECIL Office ComplexHyderabad, Telangana
1969‐72Jeevan Bima Nagar TownshipMumbai, Maharashtra
1973KSEB Office (Unbuilt)Bangalore, Karnataka
1974‐80Visvesvaraya CentreBangalore, Karnataka
1975‐86Jeevan BharatiNew Delhi
1977Palayam Shopping Centre (Incomplete)Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
1979Taif City Centre (Unbuilt)Taif, Saudi Arabia
1980Palm Avenue Offices (Unbuilt)Kolkata, West Bengal
1980BD Centre (Unbuilt)Chennai, Tamil Nadu
1980‐92MPSC OfficesBhopal, Madhya Pradesh
1981Computer Centre (Unbuilt)Singapore
1987‐92MRF HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu
1987‐92British CouncilNew Delhi
1988‐92LIC CentreMauritius
1988HMT Headquarters (Unbuilt)Bangalore, Karnataka
1988NPC Headquarters (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1990‐93Tata ElxsiBangalore, Karnataka
1993Textile Export Promotion Centre (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1994Alameda Park Development (Unbuilt)Mexico City
Cotton CorporationNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra
1995‐2001 TVS FinanceChennai, Tamil Nadu


YearProject NameLocation
1959‐63Plutonium PlantMumbai, Maharashtra
1961‐63AMTS WorkshopAhmedabad, Gujarat
1960‐62Laboratory & Processing PlantMumbai, Maharashtra
1963‐66Battery PlantHyderabad, Telangana
1996‐ to dateMahindra Research CentreMumbai, Maharashtra
2000‐to dateHIKAL R & D CentreNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra


YearProject NameLocation
1959‐60Humanities DepartmentAnand, Gujarat
1962‐64Sen‐Raleigh PolytechnicAsansol, West Bengal
1963‐69Catering InstituteMumbai, Maharashtra
1967‐75SNDT University CampusMumbai, Maharashtra
1976Wallenberg Centre (Unbuilt)Chennai, Tamil Nadu
1976Shimoga Campus (Unbuilt)Karnataka
1986‐91J.N. Institute of Development BankingHyderabad, Telangana
1986-92IUCAAPune, Maharashtra
1990‐94JNC at IIScBangalore, Karnataka
1990‐94Jawaharlal Nehru CentreBangalore, Karnataka
1992ACME Campus (Unbuilt)Chennai, Tamil Nadu
1999‐to dateNational Academy of Construction (Unbuilt)Hyderabad, Telangana
2000‐2003Tata Technologies CampusPune, Maharashtra
2000‐2005Neuroscience CentreCambridge,USA


YearProject NameLocation
1958-60Cama HotelAhmedabad, Gujarat
1969‐74Kovalam Beach ResortKovalam, Kerala
1972Erangal Beach Resort (Unbuilt)Mumbai, Maharashtra
1978‐82Cidade de GoaDona Paula, Goa
1979Kumarkam Resort (Unbuilt)Kumarkam, Kerala
1979‐82Bay Island ResortPort Blair, Andaman Island
1980‐84Barapani Resort DevelopmentBarapani, Meghalaya
1988‐91Dona SylviaCavelossim Beach, Goa


YearProject NameLocation
1958Handloom PavilionNew Delhi
1958‐63Gandhi Smarak SanghralayaAhmedabad, Gujarat
1961Hindustan Lever PavilionNew Delhi
1962‐65Kasturba Gandhi SamadhiPune, Maharashtra
1968‐69Gandhi DarshanRajghat, New Delhi
1969India Pavillion (Unbuilt)Osaka, Japan
1973‐83Kala AkademiPanaji, Goa
1975-93Crafts MuseumNew Delhi
1975‐81Bharat BhavanBhopal, Madhya Pradesh
1985Archaeology Museum (Unbuilt)Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
1986‐92Jawahar Kala KendraJaipur, Rajasthan
1998Museum of Islamic Art (Competition)Doha, Qatar


YearProject NameLocation
1959‐66Cricket Complex & Sports ComplexAhmedabad, Gujarat
1962‐63Wadaj Bus TerminalAhmedabad, Gujarat
1962‐63Navrangpura Bus TerminalAhmedabad, Gujarat
1974‐85Salvacao ChurchMumbai, Maharashtra
1980‐97Vidhan BhavanBhopal, Madhya Pradesh
1982BVB Centre (Unbuilt)New York, USA
1984‐87Cantonement ChurchPune, Maharashtra
1989‐2000The Malankara Orthodox Syrian ChurchParumala, Kerala
1992Madgaon StationGoa
1995-97City Museum, BMRDAMumbai, Maharashtra
1995Capital Complex (Unbuilt)Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
1998‐to dateHigh Profile Jamatkhana (Competition)Toronto, Canada
2000Memorial GatesConstitution Hill, London



The Ahmedabad Rifle Association needed a building to house their offices and showroom. Since their requirements were small and their initial funds limited. they wanted a plan which would provide direct access to independent rentable offices, and which could be added to later on.

Thus, the building consists of two separate blocks each 12m x 12m. The floor slabs are diagrids, supported by 4 columns placed at the middle of each external wall, augmented by diagonal brace to the corners. This created an internal office space free of obstruction. The central slot between the two blocks is used for circulation and toilets



The Client wanted a workspace which, through its very form, generates a controlled micro-climate, obviating the necessity for air-condition. The brief specified a programme that was incremental – hence the modular units, which are indented into a cruciform so as to bring more daylight to the workspaces. To minimize hear input, the units are sealed along the east on the west (which enjoys a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape) shade is provided by the large roof overhang – consisting partly of a slatted pergola and partly thin membrane of water which reflects the incident hear of sunlight back into the sky.



This office complex for the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is situated on the outer road of Connaught Circle, and acts as a pivot between the colonnades of Connaught Place and the new generation of high-rise towers that now surround it. Thus, the building is both proscenium and backdrop: a twelve-storey stage-set whose faceted glass surfaces reflect the buildings and trees around Connaught Place, and beyond which the new high-rise imagery of Delhi can be glimpsed.

The two lower levels of the complex consist of shopping decks and restaurants, while the upper levels of offices are located in two separate wings, generating a total built-up area of 63,000 square metres. Connecting the two wings, is a great pergola, 98 metres long, supported at either end by masonry piers and in the middle by a single column. A city proposal for an elevated pedestrian walkways (if ever constructed) will pass between the two blocks, allowing pedestrians to traverse the building as a great darwaza, i.e. gateway, defined by the portico-form.


New York

The site, just down the road, from the UN Headquarters in New York, consists of two Manhattan city-blocks connecting adjacent streets, forming a narrow strip of land 60 metres long, with a frontage of 12 metres along 43rd St. and a mere 6.3 metres along 44th St. Into this crevice had to be inlaid a complex programme of offices for the Permanent Mission of India and an Exhibition Gallery (with direct access from 44th St.) located in the four levels of the podium, surmounted by a tower with residential accommodation for five different categories of staff, ranging from the security personnel (15.5 sq. metres each) to the Dy. Consul General (200 sq. metres in a triplex apartment with terrace gardens, at the top of the building). This wide range of apartment sizes were all accommodated in the same envelope (a tower 14 metres wide and 15.5 metres deep), wrapped in a taut metal panelled skin. The larger apartments at the top are interlocking duplexes somewhat like the Kanchanjunga Apartments in Bombay (1960-83), but with the double height areas glass-enclosed (so as to remain useable in the North American winters).



Madras is a low-rise city, with a quiet and relaxed life style. These new headquarters for MRF, the leading tyre manufacturer in India, gently follows the curve of the road to create a series of terraced gardens, recalling the waves on the seashore of the Marina along the waterfront in Madras

Rejecting the notion of a high-rise tower to convey the commercial pre-eminence of the client, this design generates monumentality though a single free-standing column rising to support the large pergola that floats above the terraces, protecting them from the sun. Within the building, the various levels of the offices open out onto a central atrium, linked through a casual pattern of connecting stairs, creating a focus for the building and a wonderfully casual way to walk from one department to another, or and to exit and go home at the end of the working day. At the roof terrace level, one emerges on to a large garden, with the trees and buildings of Madras all around.



This large complex of public sector offices in Bhopal, was designed for the Madhya Pradesh State Corporation. Developed from some of the architectural concepts initiated in the ECIL offices in Hyderabad, this complex is for a similar hot-dry climate.

It is designed to accommodate twelve independent State Government Corporation in four separate buildings which architecturally form a single mass, focussing round a courtyard, with a fountain at its centre. This courtyard is covered by a pergola at roof level, which not only protects the internal facades from the sun, but also ties the complex together visually.

Much of the lighting of the office spaces is from windows overlooking this central space; the external surfaces are either blank masonry, or double-walls with deep-set windows. The six-storey high blocks each have their own vertical circulation. At various points on the upper levels, they are interconnected by bridges. The driveway swings into the complex, passing under the overhead bridges – a classic pattern found in historic sectors of Bhopal city.


1994, unbuilt

This office building is part of a new development by Reichmann International in the heart of Mexico City, on a site which was largely destroyed in the earthquake of 1985. Within the context of a Master Plan developed by the noted Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta, the design of the buildings has been entrusted to several international architects (Caesar Pelli, Aldo Rossi. Fumihiko Maki, etc).

This project is a low-rise building. located along the front of the site, facing the historic Alameda Park. It has the proportions of a cube – the lower two floors of the building contain shops which plug into the shopping arcade along the rear of the site. The upper floors are for offices, with the top three having Executive Suites opening on to terraces with marvellous views of the city through the large “urban windows at the top of the building.

From Alameda Park, these openings, floating just above the level of the trees, will frame the multi-faceted mural, painted in the great Mexican tradition of public art, so vividly exemplified in the work of Deigo Riveira and Orazco. The external walls are clad in black volcanic rock used in many of Mexico City’s oldest buildings with the mullions of the square windows in a glossy reddish-brown metallic finish.

Champalimaud Centre

Lisbon, Portugal

This research and diagnostic centre, located in Lisbon, is a state-of-the art facility guided by some of the best scientists in the world today. the site is a truly extraordinary sweep of land, just where the river joins the Atlantic Ocean – the point from which Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama and the other great Portuguese pioneers left on their journeys into the unknown.

The 3 units that constitute the project (the largest for the doctors and scientists, the second for theatre, the exhibition hall, the foundation offices etc., and the third is an open-air amphitheatre for the city) have been arranged to create a 125m long pathway leading diagonally across the site, towards the open seas.

This pathway is ramped up (at a gentle slope of 1:20) – so as you ascend, you see only sky ahead of you. At the end of the ramp are two stone monoliths, straight from the quarry, as primordial as Stonehenge. When you reach the highest point, you being to see a large body of water – which seemingly connects (i.e., without visual break) to the ocean beyond. In the center of this water body, just below the surface of the water, is an oval shaped object – made of stainless steel and slightly convex, so the it reflects the blue sky and passing clouds above. It could be anything – the back of a turtle, a tropical island, a treasure chest. It is the mythic adventure they went in search of, 500 years ago – and a perfect metaphor for contemporary Science’s own journey into the unknown.

Speech by Charles Correa

5th October, 2005

  1. What makes me most proud about this project is that it is NOT a museum of modern art. On the contrary, it uses the highest levels of contemporary science and medicine to help people grappling with real problems; cancer, brain damage, going blind. And to house these cutting-edge activities, we tried to create a piece of architecture. architecture as sculpture. Architecture as beauty. Architecture as therapy.
  2. And we also attempted to use NATURE as therapy. The WATER around us. The SKY above us. The healing presence of RAIN FORESTS. All these are therapies for the patients.
  3. Of course, we have a special site. One of astonishing beauty – and great historic Memory. Nobert Schultz has written eloquently about what he calls the GENUS LOCI, the essential meaning of a site – and Architecture’s unique responsibility to express, to release, that meaning. A musician can play the same Chopin concert one evening in Tokyo and the next in Brazil and the third in Paris – with every note exactly the same. But not the architect. For a building is rooted in the soil on which it stands. In the climate, in the technology, in the culture – and the aspirations! – of the society that uses it. This is why the same building cannot be repeated anywhere and everywhere in the world.
  4. And of course what makes this site very special is that it is the place from which five hundred years ago Vasco da Gama and the other great navigators went forth on their voyages of Discovery – a perfect metaphor for the discoveries of contemporary science today. this is why more than 50% of the site has been given back to the city of Lisbon for its citizens to celebrate that history – without in any way compromising the privacy of the medical activities, and vice versa. The site plan is a yin-yang pattern of interlocking spaces.
  5. Lastly, I am proud that this project tries to express the essential nature, the Genus Loci, of this site without resorting to ersatz version of traditional architecture. No, we have used throughout a Contemporary voice to express not only the truth about this site – but also to celebrate a very crucial moment (arguably the DEFINING moment) in the history of this nation.

Surya Kund


The traditional kunds, generally located next to temples, are rectangular water ponds where the faithful come for ritual purification before entering the temple to worship. The sides of these kunds consist of geometric patterns of steps, surrounding this body of water.

The form of these kunds is derived from the vastu-purush-mandals, those ancient Vedic diagrams which conceived of Architecture as a model of the Cosmos. Like many other aspects of India, these diagrams metaphysical, specific and timeless.

The Surya Kund was designed for a futurologist who lives on a solar energy farm in Delhi (‘’Surya’’ in Sanskrit for the Sun), and who hosts think-tanks on various social and political issues concerning India. In that sense it is really a tank for thinking – and hopefully purifying! – oneself. Like its prototype, the Surya Kund is precisely oriented to the cardinal directions of the compass.

Church at Parumala


The Christian Church in Kerala per-dates the Vatican Church of Rome – because just after the death of the Christ and much before St. Paul reached Rome, St. Thomas the Apostle landed in South India to spread new gospel. The first conversions were therefore local Hindus, who developed their own forms of worship. Even today, their rituals are quite different from those of Catholic and Protestant Churches in Europe and in the West. The shrine at Parumala is the main centre of worship for the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.

Built to commemorate Kerala’s principal Saint, this new Church accommodates 2,00 worshippers inside its walls and more than 3,000 outside. The form of the Church is derived from the try-partite structure of Coptic and Syrian traditions (which, in the 5th Century, deeply influenced the Kerala Church). However, the rituals themselves, with the faithful sitting and kneeling on the floor, are completely indigenous.



The new Vidhan Bhavan houses the many diverse functions crucial to a functioning democracy. The plan is a pattern of gardens within gardens, divided into 9 squares. The 5 central ones (along the 2 main axes are halls and courtyards, while the 4 corner positions are occupied by specialised functions: The Vidhan Sabha (Lower House), The Vidhan Parishad (Upper House), the combined Hall, and the library.

There are 3 main entrances: for the Public, for the VIP’s and for the MLA’s. These three streams, each separated from the others, experience the complex internal space of the building while moving along verandahs overlooking courtyards and gardens- as in the traditional architecture of India.

Because of its siting on the crest of a hill in the center of Bhopal, Vidhan Bhavan commands magnificent views of the city all around. Truly it is a celebration of the State of Madhya Pradesh, of its culture and its people- a veritable Palace of Democracy.

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Films by Charles Correa


1955 Director, Scriptwriter, Animator, and Photographer for ‘You & Your Neighbourhood’, Correa’s Masters Thesis, MIT.

City on the Water

1975 Director and Scriptwriter for the documentary ‘City on the Water’, Films Division, Government of India.

VISTARA: The architecture of India

1986 Scriptwriter for Audio-Visual ‘VISTARA: The Architecture of India’

The Blessings of the Sky

1995 Scriptwriter and Director for Video ‘The Blessings of the Sky’

Kinetic City & Other Essays

Book Release Discussants

Rahul Mehrotra

Rahul Mehrotra is the founder principal of RMA Architects. He divides his time between working in Mumbai and Boston and teaching at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he is Professor of Urban Design and Planning and the John T. Dunlop Professor in Housing and Urbanization. Mehrotra is a member of the steering committee of the Laxmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard.

In 2012-2015, he led a Harvard University-wide research project with Professor Diana Eck, called The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Mega City. This work was published as a book in 2014. This research was extended in 2017 in the form of a book titled Does Permanence Matter? This research was also extended into an invited exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

Mehrotra co-authored a book titled Taj Mahal: Multiple Narratives which was published in Dec 2017. His latest book to be released in early September 2020 is titled Working in Mumbai and is a reflection on his 30 years of practice and interrogates the notion of context to understand how the practice evolved through its association with the city of Bombay/Mumbai.


Cristina is a noted art historian and publisher who spent more than a decade at Hatje Cantz, a world-leading publisher of visual arts, photography and architecture. Cristina possesses deep industry expertise, having served as the Managing Director of Hatje Cantz where she was fully responsible for the operational and strategic management of the company. A keen interest in the arts motivated her to pursue a PhD in Art and Architectural History from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel followed by an MBA from the prestigious TUM School of Management..

ArchiTangle is a Berlin-based independent publishing house and digital service provider in the architectural space, focusing on knowledge transfer and projects of social relevance. Dedicated to cultural and ethical values in architecture, ArchiTangle’s publishing program spans the entire architecture spectrum and aims to foster the dissemination of architectural knowledge through analogue tradition and digital innovation. ArchiTangle’s digital services include a novel blockchain-based archiving platform that will enable architects, architecture institutions, archives and collections to securely preserve the integrity of architectural data in perpetuity.

Ranjit Hoskote

Ranjit Hoskote has been acclaimed as a seminal contributor to Indian art criticism and curatorial practice, and is also a leading Anglophone Indian poet. Hoskote was the curator of India’s first-ever national pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2011). He co-curated the 7th Gwangju Biennale with Okwui Enwezor and Hyunjin Kim (2008).

Among his curatorial projects are three transhistorical and trans-genre exhibitions developed for the Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa: Terra Cognita? (2016), Anti-Memoirs (2017), and The Sacred Everyday (2018)

Along With Rahul Mehrotra and Kaiwan Mehta, Hoskote co-curated the exhibition-conference platforms The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India (National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay, 2016) and State of Housing: Aspirations, Imaginaries and Realities (Max Mueller Bhavan, Bombay, 2018).

He is the author of more than 30 books, including Vanishing Acts: New & Selected Poems 1985-2005 (Penguin, 2006), Central Time (Penguin/ Viking, 2014), Jonahwhale (Penguin/ Hamish Hamilton, 2018), and The Atlas of Lost Beliefs (Arc, 2020)

Kaiwan Mehta

Kaiwan Mehta, is a theorist and critic in the fields of visual culture, architecture, and city studies. Kaiwan has studied Architecture (B. Arch), Literature (MA), Indian Aesthetics (PGDip) and Cultural Studies (PhD). In 2017 he completed his doctoral studies at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bengaluru, under the aegis of Manipal University. Since March 2012 he has been the Managing Editor of Domus India (Spenta Multimedia). He is also Professor and coordinator of the Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Architecture, CEPT, Ahmedabad since 2017; and part of the CEPT University Press since 2018. He was the Charles Correa Chair professor at the Goa College of Architecture under the aegis of the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Goa for the academic year 2017-2018. 

He authored Alice in Bhuleshwar: Navigating a Mumbai Neighbourhood (Yoda Press. New Delhi, 2009) and The Architecture of I M Kadri (Niyogi. New Delhi, 2016). Mehta co-curated with Rahul Mehrotra and Ranjit Hoskote the national exhibition on architecture ‘The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India ‘ (UDRI. 2016) at the National Gallery Modern Art, Mumbai and ‘State of Housing – Aspirations, Imaginaries, and Realities in India’ (UDRI. 2018). He has been elected as the Jury Chairman for two consecutive terms (2015-17 and 2017-2019) for the international artist’s residency programme across 13 disciplines at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. He has been curating the Urban Design and Architecture section of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai since 2016.

Rajesh Vora

Rajesh Vora, a graduate of the National Institute of Design, India, began his career in Visual Communications and has been photographing for over 30 years. A deep-rooted interest in the environment and disappearing habitats have influenced his photographic practice. Vora worked as a photographer with COLORS magazine for over 15 years and often contributed as a researcher and writer. Commissioned to document architecture projects in India and Bangladesh with social relevance, for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture Foundation, Geneva.

His concern with urban issues led to myriad collaborations and projects with architects, environmentalists and filmmakers espousing critical views on the social, cultural and political situation in India. His ongoing project, Everyday Baroque, exhibited in 2016 at Photoink Gallery, New Delhi, takes him to Punjab to document the homes of the Punjabi Non-resident Indians.