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Domus India Cover

JANUARY 2020 Issue





 
26
Editorial
Kaiwan Mehta
28
Future city governance
“Only smart people make a city smart”
Interview with Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Paesi Bassi, the Netherlands
Text by Winy Maas
Images by Doepel Strijkers
34
Design
The Cover Story
Looking back at the cover designs of
Domus India, 2017 onwards
Images courtesy Domus Archives
46
Books
Revitalising Language
‘The Lost Words’ by Robert
Macfarlane with illustrations by
Jackie Morris
Text and photos by Aparna Andhare
52
Archives
The architect as a creative, political thinker
Charles Correa’s proposed designs
towards an architecture that unites
Photos courtesy Charles Correa Foundation
56
Exhibition
Kaleidoscopic Play and Quiet Wisdom
TRANSIENTS
Sheetal Mallar: Photographic Works
Text by Ranjit Hoskote
Photos by Sheetal Mallar
64
Exhibition
Can You Hear Me?
Works by Nalini Malani
Text by Nalini Malani
Photos courtesy Nalini Malani and the
Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
76
Exhibition
The Wonder Journal
Works by Utkarsh Makwana
Poems by Bhumika Popli
Photos courtesy Akara Art
84
Project
How to design an
architecture school
Crescent School of Architecture, Chennai
by architecture RED
Text by Suprio Bhattacharjee
Photos courtesy architectureRED
98
Urbanism
Keep it in the city
The bio-diverse factory
World
Text by Nina Rappaport
Photos by Interboro Partners
104
Urbanism
Imagine
On speculation: landscape, city-making and imagination
World
Text by Christopher Marcinkoski
Images by Shuhan Liu
110
Rassegna
Office
Presented by Giulia Guzzini
Cover Design:
The cover features artist Nalini Malani’s animation work ‘Dream Houses’. For Malani, ‘Dream Houses’ began in 1969 at the Vision Exchange Workshop (VIEW) in Bombay, with a physical object in different light configurations shot on an 8-mm film camera on reverse stock. Her ideas in those days were inspired by her architect friends, from whom she learned about and discussed the ideological possibilities of modern architecture, of the Bauhaus for example, in the work of Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, and that of Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller. Around this time, Charles Correa, a close friend of artist Akbar Padamsee, came almost weekly to VIEW to talk about his ideas on social architecture. That’s when Malani met Fuller. For more details, turn to page 64.
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