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The Project of Independence: At Home with Modern Architecture

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Black and white image of two figues running down an outdoor walkway with a building in the distance

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. 1959–66. Kanvinde & Rai (est. 1955). Architect: Achyut Kanvinde (1916–2002). Engineer: Shaukat Rai (1922–2003). Walkways linking major buildings. Kanvinde Archives

Following the end of British rule in 1947–48, architects in the territories of today’s India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka embraced the language of modernism as a means of proclaiming their autonomy, articulating their national identities, and enacting social progress. The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985 presents more than 200 works that showcase South Asia’s groundbreaking modern architecture, focusing on work conceived and realized by local, rather than international, architects, designers, and planners. Adding a personal, autobiographical dimension to the exhibition, this event examines South Asia’s post-Independence era beyond political histories and as lived memories, probing the meaning, in a subcontinent-wide context, of being “at home in modern architecture.” Join Katherine Dunham, Sanjay Kanvinde, Nondita Correa Mehrotra, and Vikramaditya “Vikram” Prakash as they discuss the social context of new nationhood and the professional ambitions of its participating architects. All four panelists share the distinct experience of working in architectural and urban fields as well as being the daughters and sons of architects featured in The Project of Independence.

Following the end of British rule in 1947–48, architects in the territories of today’s India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka embraced the language of modernism as a means of proclaiming their autonomy, articulating their national identities, and enacting social progress. The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985 presents more than 200 works that showcase South Asia’s groundbreaking modern architecture, focusing on work conceived and realized by local, rather than international, architects, designers, and planners. Adding a personal, autobiographical dimension to the exhibition, this event examines South Asia’s post-Independence era beyond political histories and as lived memories, probing the meaning, in a subcontinent-wide context, of being “at home in modern architecture.” Join Katherine Dunham, Sanjay Kanvinde, Nondita Correa Mehrotra, and Vikramaditya “Vikram” Prakash as they discuss the social context of new nationhood and the professional ambitions of its participating architects. All four panelists share the distinct experience of working in architectural and urban fields as well as being the daughters and sons of architects featured in The Project of Independence.

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. 1959–66. Kanvinde & Rai (est. 1955). Architect: Achyut Kanvinde (1916–2002). Engineer: Shaukat Rai (1922–2003). Walkways linking major buildings. Kanvinde Archives

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. 1959–66. Kanvinde & Rai (est. 1955). Architect: Achyut Kanvinde (1916–2002). Engineer: Shaukat Rai (1922–2003). Walkways linking major buildings. Kanvinde Archives

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