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Domus India Cover

OCTOBER 2019 Issue





 
32
Editorial
Text by Kaiwan Mehta
34
Q & A
Enabling living together
Interview with Gaëlle Hamonic and Jean-Christophe Masson
Text by Javier Arpa
Photos by Frédéric Achdou
36
Books
The continuing relevance of Gandhi
Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays
Text an d photos by Aparna Andhare
38
Book excerpt
In-Dwelling
An s Autobiography or The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Text by Tridip Surhud
45
Art
Image and Symbol
Artwork by Sameer Kulavoor
46
Architecture
A tryst with contemporary India
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ahmedabad
Text by Kaiwan Mehta
50
Indian Aesthetics
Memory, museums and the Mahatma
Commemorating Gandhi
Text and photos by Anuradha Shankar and Sudha Ganapathi
56
Photo essay
Bringing home the Mahatma
Tracing Gandhi through visuals
Texts by Kaiwan Mehta and Chirodeep Chaudhuri
Photos by Chirodeep Chaudhuri
72
From the archive
Re-imagining Bapu: A Response to Atul Dodiya’s ‘An Artist of Non-violence’
Text by Ranjit Hoskote
Photos courtesy Atul Dodiya
82
Architecture
Substance of smallness
Projects from eight practices
Text by Suprio Bhattacharjee
94
Debate
Architecture between two demolitions
What is the role of the architect today?
Text by Kaiwan Mehta
96
Reflection
On Charles Correa’s Kala Academy
Charles Correa: Trajectories and Contexts
Text by Ranjit Hoskote
Photos courtesy Charles Correa Foundation
100
Architecture
It’s us
The reconstruction of Notre-Dame
Paris, France
Text by Rory Stott
Photo by Veronique de Viguerie
110
Rassegna
Surfaces
Presented by Giulia Guzzini
Cover Design:
The cover designed by artist and designer Sameer Kulavoor draws on the relationships architecture and design share with material cultures on the one hand and people and memories on the other, working with examples of architecture that believe in — and work with — ‘substance in smallness’. Kulavoor also includes key elements of design and memory, as well as people and behaviour, extracting from images of museums, places and ashrams connected with Gandhi’s life and history. The grid of Charles Correa’s design for the Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya in Ahmedabad is the starting point for this design, which is then superimposed with elevations and perspectives this building generates, populated with elements and details from other buildings that work with people and the ecology, and believe in strong ideas through small gestures, along with the buildings that house Gandhi’s memories.
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