Rahul Mehrotra, principal of architecture firm RMA Architects and Chair of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, describes Mumbai as an “urban kaleidoscope” of times and attitudes that presents a paralyzing multiplicity of architectural influences. For this Mellon lecture Mehrotra speaks about his ideas on the city and describes how he came to make several critical choices in his work with the goal of expressing the vivid pluralism of India. He shows how the architectural sensibilities that evolved in his time working in Mumbai influenced his projects and approach to building in other Indian cities.
The CCA Mellon Foundation Senior Fellowship Program was established in 2001 to encourage advanced research in architectural history and thought. With the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, distinguished scholars of international repute are appointed Mellon Senior Fellows during residencies of one to eight months at the Study Centre. As part of their residency, Mellon Senior Fellows deliver a public lecture at the CCA.
The lecture will be streamed live.