Symposium organised by School of Environment and Architecture
On the occasion of the completion of five years, School of Environment and Architecture (SEA), Mumbai invites you to a one-day international symposium "Songs of Turbulence - Five Conversations on Contemporary Architecture". The symposium will take place on 8th February, 2020 at the Nehru Science Centre Auditorium, Mumbai.
How can we, as architects, reconceptualize the energies of turbulence and engage them in the making of places? How can we think with turbulence; of environments beyond crises, cities beyond contests and narratives of lack, difference beyond discrimination, technologies beyond fear and annihilation, and communities along with all the diversities within them?
This symposium frames some of the questions that have emerged along SEA’s journey in research and pedagogy over the past five years for dialogue with a wider audience. It draws the experiences of five diversely situated practices into conversation with practitioners at SEA towards opening new ways to think about engagements with our turbulent world.
The event will debate how issues across the domains of nature, economy, society, technology & community impact architecture over five conversations with world renowned practitioners and scholars of the Global South, as mentioned below:
Dilip da Cunha | architect, planner and environmentalist | Co-Director, Risk and Resilience Master in Design Studies, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Boston & Adjunct Professor at the GSAPP, Columbia University, New York in conversation with Ravindra Punde | architect and planner | Director, SEA, Mumbai
SPECULATIONS ON EMERGING URBAN SOCIETY
Juan Du | architect and urbanist | Associate Professor, Department of Architecture & Associate Dean, International and Mainland China Affairs, of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong in conversation with Rupali Gupte | architect, urbanist and artist | Professor, SEA, Mumbai
ARTICULATIONS ON THE QUESTION OF DIFFERENCE
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi | architectural historian and theorist | Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture & affiliated faculty, Department of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York in conversation with Rohit Mujumdar | architect and planner | Assistant Professor, SEA, Mumbai
THINKING THROUGH MATERIAL ECOLOGIES
Zuzana Gombošová | material researcher and designer | Co-Founder at Malai Biomaterials Design, Kerala/Poland in conversation with Dushyant Asher | architect, designer and computational thinker | Assistant Professor, SEA, Mumbai
RESPONDING TO EMERGING CULTURAL CONTEXTS
Marina Tabassum | architect and urbanist | Principal Architect, Marina Tabassum Architects & Visiting Professor, BRAC University, Dhaka in conversation with Anuj Daga | architect, writer and curator | Assistant Professor, SEA, Mumbai