EXHIBITION : A Place in the Shade

A Place in the Shade: Selected Works by Charles Correa

Date: 7 – 27 September 2017
Venue: Taubman College of Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan


Charles Correa (1930-2015) is arguably the most influential architect to have worked in modern India. Born in India and educated in the U.S., Correa earned a B. Arch. at the University of Michigan in 1953 and went on to receive his M.Arch. at MIT.

Over a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Correa’s architecture, urban design, planning, and writings inspired generations, adapting the international language of modernism to the Indian context. The exhibition, organized by Nondita Correa Mehrotra, Director of the Charles Correa Foundation, explores the breadth of his built work by highlighting thirteen selected projects. The exhibition was designed by Craig Borum, Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Planning. The exhibition was accompanied by the inaugural Charles Correa International Lecture, an annual lecture by an emerging architect engaged with global architecture and activism. The lecture will promote cultural understanding through design practice and discourse.

This exhibition was supported by the Herb and Sue Johe Fund.