A City Within a City

The eighth screening, ‘A City Within a City’, will take place on Thursday, 30 September, 2021. Confronting the communal nature of the city of Ahmedabad by focusing on the neighborhood and houses of Juhapura, one of India’s largest Muslim ghettos. Join in on Zoom https://bit.ly/3obWSUy Meeting ID: 841 9156 4684 Passcode: 487721

RERUN 09 | Beyond Four Walls

By Ritika Banerjee, Aila Bandagi and Bimal Thankachan | Mentor: Bina Paul The ninth screening, ‘Beyond Four Walls’, will take place on Friday, 8 October, 2021. A film that explores the relationship between access to livelihood and housing, through a comparison between Parry's Corner and Kannagi Nagar, two neighbourhoods in Chennai. Language: Tamil with English […]


By Mukul Haloi and Pooja Kalita | Mentor: Tarun Bhartiya The tenth screening, ‘Day One’, will take place on Friday, 29 October, 2021. Debajit, a young man from a village in Lower Assam arrives in Guwahati with the hope of a better livelihood. The city unfolds to him as a space etched on a discursive […]

Award Ceremony | Nagari Short Film Competition 2021

  INVITATION Nagari 2021 Award Ceremony 6:30 PM IST | 20.12.2021 We would be delighted to have you join us online for the Award Ceremony for The Nagari Short Film Competition. The event is scheduled at 6:30 PM IST on Monday, December 20. Register now! 'People and Livelihoods in Urban India' This year, Nagari addresses […]

Nagari Short Film Competition 2022 | Workshop

CCF shall be conducting a private workshop for the shortlisted teams from the Nagari Short Film Competition 2022. The event shall further discuss the expectations from the Nagari films and a glimpse at the various water-related issues in Indian cities.  Mridula Ramesh, Vishwanath Srikantaiah, Hussain Indorewala and Sarita Fernandes will offer their insights in livelihoods, […]

Remembering Charles Correa


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 […]


We open the conference by paying tribute to Charles Correa and his interest in climate appropriate design. He wrote extensively on this subject, especially during the energy crisis of the 1970s, and coined the phrase ‘Form Follows Climate’. We see this as a provocation, a call to architects and designers to find solutions to sustainable, […]


This session brings together a collection of buildings from 4 different practices, with systems that are not standard models of practice but instead adapted to create a unique microclimate, through technical innovations and ecologically sound climate control. ‘System Modulations’ presents transformative approaches to energy-passive and energy-active buildings. The session has presentations by Richard Hassell (WOHA), […]


The session on ‘Material Exploration’ looks at issues of sustainable construction materials, frugality of use of materials, and zero carbon materials, and how all these are considered in the design of buildings. Christopher Lee and Kapil Gupta (Serie Architects), John Ochsendorf (MIT) and Solano Benitez (Jopoi De Arquitectura) will present their work, and Heinrich Wolff […]


This final session will look at how the form of the building itself responds to climate, often influenced by the vernacular, though transformed in a more contemporary idiom. Nelson Mota (TU Delft) will present his research on the influence of Portuguese vernacular on the work of Alvaro Siza. Other presentations will be by Rahul Mehrotra […]

Nagari ReRuns

The Charles Correa Foundation invites you to the screening of selected films from the anthology of the Nagari Short Film Competition. Following are the films from the previous renditions that will be screened: Nagari 2020 - Housing Adequacy in Urban India A City Within a City Udta Banaras Beyond Four Walls Nagari 2021 - People […]