Date: 15 – 19 January 2016
Venue: National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Charles Correa is arguably the most influential Indian architect to have worked after Independence. In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Correa defined the paradigms of modernity for India through his architecture, urban design, planning, and writing.
‘CELEBRATING CHARLES CORREA’ was an initiative by the Charles Correa Foundation to commemorate his contribution through a series of curated film screenings, lectures and panel discussions on key concerns of his life’s work, thus bringing in to focus his legacy. These events were planned in conjunction with the ‘State of Architecture’ exhibition at the NGMA in 2016.
Within four broad themes: ‘Buildings as Ideas’, ‘Cultural Projects’, ‘Housing’ and ‘Urbanisation’ the deliberations aim to chronicle the contribution of his work and thought towards the domain of architecture and the state of the profession in India.