Soft Thresholds: The context as generator of Practice
Here, Spring 2018 Lecture Series
Apr. 04, 2018
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall

Rahul Mehrotra, Founding Principal at RMA Architects and Professor of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard GSD, joins us for the Annual Llewelyn-Davies Sahni Innovative Practices Lecture and Reception. A reception will begin at 5:00pm followed by Mehrotra's lecture "Soft Thresholds: The context as generator of Practice" at 6:00pm.

Rahul Mehrotra is a practicing architect, urban designer, and educator. His firm, RMA Architects, was founded in 1990 in Mumbai and has designed and executed projects for clients that include government and nongovernmental agencies, corporate, as well as private individuals and institutions. The firm has also initiated several unsolicited projects driven by the firm’s commitment to advocacy in the city of Mumbai. Mehrotra is a professor of urban design and planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and has written and lectured extensively on architecture, conservation, and urban planning in Mumbai and India. His writings include coauthoring Bombay—The Cities WithinBanganga—Sacred TankPublic Places Bombay and Bombay to Mumbai—Changing Perspectives.  He has also co-authored Conserving an Image Center—The Fort Precinct in Bombay. Based on this study and its recommendations, the historic Fort area in Mumbai was declared a conservation precinct in 1995the first such designation in India. His recent books are Architecture in India, since 1990 and The Kumbh Mela – mapping the ephemeral mega city. In 2016 he co curated an exhibition – The State of Architecture – Practises and Processes in India which showed at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai. 

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