Kumbh Mela Lecture at Harvard GSD
Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral City
Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral City
Rahul Mehrotra will bring the programme Urban Landscapes-Indian Case Studies to a close with his lecture and exhibition The Kinetic City.
During this programme, we have looked at some of the consequences of “top-down” formal master planning in Delhi’s desolate new towns through the eyes of contemporary photographers, and have considered ways of compensating or adjusting to some of the problems which result from the imposition of over-determined spatial visions, a theme that Rahul Mehrotra in particular will discuss and other guest writers have considered. Full article here.
“Rethink the Indian cities is not only possible, but mandatory. That’s why, until February 26th 2013, The British School at Rome hosts The Kinetic City, the exhibition realized by the Indian architect and town planner Rahul Mehrotra. A collection of pictures and notice boards that show the consequences of the urbanization in the country.” Full article here.
‘This is the second in a series of articles about Harvard’s interdisciplinary work at the Kumbh Mela, a religious gathering that every 12 years creates the world’s largest pop-up city.’
Rahul Mehrotra was interviewed about the ‘Kinetic City’ exhibition at the British School at Rome for ArtTribune, an Italian online magazine.
View the english translation here.
(Bombay: 5-8 December 2012)
Convenors: Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote, Kaiwan Mehta
‘WWCW is a constellation of events that is designed to open up various directions of cultural and historical inquiry while eluding fixed institutional or disciplinary mandates. It will act as a stage for new relationships to emerge among initiatives in the arts, architecture, urbanism and culture at large. WWCW is presented as a production set for ideas that will, we hope, circulate into the cultural bloodstream of Bombay. It is a prototype for a full-scale festival of ideas, which is intended to take place in 2013.’
Rahul will be speaking at the ETH Zürich this Monday at 3:45pm as part of the ‘Urban Mutations on the Edge’ Lecture series.
Rahul Mehrotra will be speaking at ‘Informality: Re-Defining Architecture and Urbanism in Latin America’ at the University of Michocan in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, 8-10 November 2012
Writer Mary Anne Constable shares her observations of Rahul Mehrotra’s presentation at the Architecture ZA 2012 Conference in Cape Town
Rahul Mehrotra and Nondita Correa Mehrotra accompany GSD Direct of Urban Design Felipe Correa to Quito, Ecuador for the presentation of his new book ‘A Line in the Andes,’ examining the city’s Metro system.
More here: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/news/felipe-correa-traces-a-line-in-the-andes.html
As part of Transsolar KlimaEngineering’s CONNECT IDEAS – MAXIMIZE IMPACT Symposium in Stuttgart, Germany – Rahul presents on ‘Emerging Cities’ in this recorded talk.
See all of the talks on ‘The Role of Design,’ ‘Design and Technology’ and ‘Emerging Cities’ here.
Rahul will speak at the University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday 10 October at 6pm.
Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery
Co-sponsor: Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI),
Green House Talk at the 2012 Venice biennale featured in Archdaily.
Rahul Mehrotra along with Wang Shu and Francine Houben talks in the GREEN HOUSE TALK‘, on 28 August from 9am to 11am in the Serra dei Giardini, Venice.
Mumbai Mirror interviews Rahul Mehrotra on ‘Architecture in India‘
Lecture by Rahul Mehrotra on ‘Density Mumbai‘ at Schauraum, Basel
‘Engaging students with conservation‘ – Article in Harvard magazine by Elizabeth Gudrais
Elizabeth Gudrais reflects on two decades of practice in architecture, urban design and conservation by Rahul Mehrotra
Interview of Rahul Mehrotra about ‘Architecture in India‘ featured on Livemint.com
Article on ‘Architecture in India‘ featured in CNNGo.com