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Monday, January 25, 2010

EMBASSY LECTURES on ARCHITECTURE and CULTURE / The Catholic University

INDIA LECTURE SERIES, “Crossing Boundaries: Modernism and Indian Cultural Tradition”

. 1 Feb. - Dhiru Thadani: Bombay* - Past Present Future *(Mumbai)


. 22 Feb. - James Wescoat: From Gaze to Gaz: A New Interpretation of Humayun’s Tomb-Garden And the Nizamuddin area of Delhi

. 31 Mar. - Brinda Somaya: India’s Changing Landscape: Buildings and Beyond *

. 6 Apr. - Nimish Patel: Relevance of Traditional Materials, Technology & Craftsmanship in Contemporary Architecture & Interior Design **

.12 Apr. - Rahul Mehrotra ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Conservation and Contemporary Projects

Lectures at Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning, Koubek Auditorium: Mondays, 5:30 PM

The School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America is pleased to co-sponsor this year’s EMBASSY LECTURES on ARCHITECTURE and CULTURE with the Embassy of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in the spring 2010.

Mr. Thadani (Architect/Urbanist, Washington, DC) works internationally and lives in Washington, DC. Both Ms. Somaya (Architect/Urban Conservationist, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai) and Mr. Patel (Architect/Planner/Conservationist, Abhikram and Panika Crafts & Technologies, Ahmedabad) will be coming from India. Both Dr. Wescoat (Landscape Architect/Geographer/Historian, Aga Kahn Professor for Islamic Art, MIT, Cambridge, MA) and Mr. Mehrotra (Architect, RMA Architects, Mumbai) are professors at MIT and will be coming from Boston.

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