New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Through evocative art works, poetry and prose, an ongoing exhibition at the Jor Bagh metro station decodes and amplifies actions that slowly tear and restructure the fabric of our cities.
“Death of Architecture”, is a part of Habitat Photosphere, India Habitat Centre’s year-long photography festival on sustainable development curated by Alka Pande.
The exhibition has been assembled by 13 of India’s thinking and concerned design practicioners and highlights how architecture impacts our sense of being.
“Death of Architecture”, the organisers said in a statement, presents evidence that will allow discussions about our present, and yet at the same time is embedded with clues and signs that can help effect meaningful dialogues about the future.
“In a sense, it consolidates the many critical discussions that forms the dough which leads to design such as those about the demise of our cities as we know them, or the meaning of inspirations from the past, or ideas of beauty, or duplicitous ways of achieving identity, or ways of understanding spatiality,” the statement said.
The exhibition is a mirror that will allow cities and design communities to structure conversations that are pertinent to their immediate realm and concerns.
Participants in the exhibition are Arya Architects, Vastu Shilpa Consultants, Abaxial Architects, Prabhakar B. Bhagwat, Anthill Design, The BusRide, BARD Studio, Navkar Architects, Design Workshop, Hundred Hands, Edifice by Pramod Balakrishnan, Samira Rathod Design Atelier and Vikas Dilawari Architects.
“Death of Architecture” will close at the end of September.