Architecture of Practice – Research Reflections and Reformulations, RMA Architects 1990 – 2020


An exhibition curated by Kaiwan Mehta
Produced by Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and Architecture Foundation
Gallery MMB Mumbai
27 October – 31 December 2021

How does one understand what is the practice of architecture? What makes practices within a generation similar and yet how does a significant practice establish its own routes of work and ideas? Rahul Mehrotra set up his architecture studio in the 1990s one of the most tumultuous decades in India and Mumbai’s history… as a researcher, critic, and academic he has written as much as his studio has built… what does his practice signify, and more importantly what does his practice tell us about our contemporary history? We discuss the idea of architecture practice in contemporary India, while we think along with buildings that 30 years of RMA Architects have designed and built, with a special focus on six recent projects.