TEDxBoston Adventures

  • The Future of South Asia: A Landscape of Pluralism
    The Future of South Asia: A Landscape of Pluralism How is architecture in India a true reflection of its democracy? October 21, 2011, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, is joined by Hitesh Hathi, producer of NPR’s Here and Now, in a discussion on the landscape of India’s architecture. Mehrotra’s latest book Architecture in India Since 1990 “showcases a complex canvas of disparate visuals in which bizarre forms coexist” in Indian cities. Instead of a singular form architecture takes on a life of its own, where globalization and a return to the traditional exist simultaneously, reflecting the ever-changing nature of the Indian urban landscape. Represented by striking visuals and commentary, Mehrotra and Hathi deconstruct and examine the question of how architecture in India is a representation of the country’s true democracy.

    This event is hosted by the South Asia Initiative at Harvard University – Urbanization Seminar Series

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