DescriptionThis paper outlines a critical methodology towards analysing the working-class interior, imagined and produced by architects in postcolonial India between c 1970-1990. Developing from Farhan Karim’s discussions on ‘austere Modernism’ (2019) in postcolonial India, this chapter expands his analysis to consider the ways in which architects such as Charles Correa, Balkrishna Doshi and Raj Rewal imagined the working-class minimal interior in relation to the street, reflecting perceptions of the public and private lives of the subjects and their domestic space. Through a study of drawings and texts produced by these architects, this chapter reflects upon the ways in which the life of the Indian poor captured the imagination of the professional architects, highlighting the dialectic of modernity – its propensity for order amid what was perceived as disorderly life on the street – ultimately shaping living spaces for the working-class urban and suburban family.
|Period||18 Mar 2021 → 19 Mar 2021|
|Held at||Bard Graduate Center, New York, United States|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
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The Dynamics Of Modern Asian Design: Material Culture And Social Agency
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