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Design (1957-1988): Modern architectural discourse through a postcolonial lens

Date & time
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This event is free

Wheel chair accessible


The seminar shall explore the correspondence and views featured in the  Indian periodical, Design (1957-1988) through a postcolonial lens. The  magazine reflects a convoluted alliance of culturally and historically  manifested social linkages by influential design proponents and  theorists as contributors from across the world. We shall together  discuss the process in which history, theory, and critique reflect in  Design – concerning the institutions and actors that coincided at a  point in time - when the journal was willing to be eclectic in the field  of architectural design. There are manifold discourses documented in  this periodical that have a direct relation to the evolution of Indian  architectural modernism and urban inequality issues which shall be touched upon in this talk.

Pappal Suneja is a Design Researcher, Architect, Journalist, and a Ph.D. Scholar based in Weimar, Germany. He is the founder and curator of the  Architectural Journalism and Criticism Organization, as well as Team  Leader for the Research project: “Bauhaus & Beyond: A global,  postcolonial perspective”, funded by Fellowship Forchungswerkstatt,  Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. In addition, he is teaching a Bauhaus Module  (methods category) seminar on "Charles Fabri" at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Pappal is an alumnus of Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Germany, and is associated as Visiting Researcher & Lecturer with the Canadian Centre of Architecture Montreal, German Historical Institute London, University of 'TorVergata' Rome, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences Dessau, the University of Banja Luka and the University of Brighton.

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