February 10 - May 21, 2011
Jugaad Urbanism: Resourceful Strategies for Indian Cities
Set in the radically uneven urban landscapes of Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune, India, Jugaad Urbanism explores how the energy of citizens “making-do” is translated by architects, urban planners, and governmental and nongovernmental entities into efficient and inventive strategies for sustainable urban growth. From energy generating spinning wheels to the extensive skywalks of Mumbai – the exhibition highlights how "jugaad" interventions (a term in Hindi used to describe an innovative, resourceful approach) are challenging traditional spatial hierarchies and mechanistic planning principles.
The work of Indian artists, including Raqs Media Collective, will also be included in the exhibition, offering insights into the complex and oft cited “messy” urbanism of India.
Exhibition and related programs are organized by AIA New York in partnership with the Center for Architecture Foundation, the India China Institute at The New School , the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) and the Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects (SIAEA).
Jugaad Urbanism is supported in part by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The exhibition is also supported by the donations of those who attended our first-ever exhibition fundraising event, the screening of the film Dharavi, Slum for Sale by Lutz Konermann. Special thanks to Umberto Dindo, Secretary of the AIA New York Chapter, Lutz Konermann, and Catherine Scharf, Head of the Cultural Department at the Consulate General of Switzerland for their generous support of this event.
Society of Indo-American Engineers and Architects
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
February 10, 2011, 7-9pm
Jugaad Urbanism Film Series
Fridays throughout the exhibition duration starting at 6:30pm
February 11: The Great Indian Jugaad
February 18: 3 shorts - Ambarin, Occupation:Millworker, and Soma Girls - Q&A to follow with Director Nandini Sikand and Nisha Mistry
February 25: Salaam Bombay! - Q&A to follow with Director Mira Nair
March 4: Delhi 6
March 11: Dharavi Slum for Sale
March 18: Khosla ka Gosla
March 25: Bombay Summer- Q&A to follow with Director Joseph Mathew
April 1: 7 Islands and a Metro
April 8: Cinema City - 5 shorts
April 15: Rafting to Bombay
Design for a Change: Informal Settlements and Low Income Housing in India
February 12, 2011, symposium from 11am-5pm
The symposium is organized with the partnership of UN-HABITAT
February 19, 2011, 11am-4pm
Invention by Necessity: Construction Practice in India
March 10, 2011, 6-8pm
Special Release: Klaus Herdeg, Formal Structure in Indian Architecture
March 22, 2011, 6-8pm
Folios of plates of the Formal Structure in Indian Architecture exhibition are for sale at $125 per copy.
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Contemporary Design Typologies in India: Housing, Airports and Mixed-Use Developments
March 31, 2011, 6-8pm
Progressive Indian Cities: Moving Towards Near-Zero Energy Development
April 21, 2011, 6-8pm
Designing in Context: Ideas for 21st Century Indian Cities
May 7, 2011, 12-4pm
Christopher Benninger, Letters to a Young Architect
May 9, 2011, 6-8pm
BETTER CITY/BETTER LIFE: South - North Initiative
May 18, 2011, 10am-6pm
United Nations Headquarters, New York
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