361° Conference 2013 - Architecture of Purpose (361Conf)
Organization: Jasubhai Media Pvt. Ltd.
Venue: Nehru Centre Mumbai
|Event Date/Time: Mar 06, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +5:30 hours)||End Date/Time: Mar 08, 2013 / 7:05 pm - (GMT +5:30 hours)|
|Registration Date: Feb 28, 2013||Time: 17:00:00(GMT +5:30 hours)|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2013||Time: 17:00:00(GMT +5:30 hours)|
As one of the oldest and the most respected design forums in India, the 361° is an initiative by Indian Architect & Builder to create a truly relevant dialogue on architecture.
In its sixth edition, the conference plans once again to host individuals who lead the thought and practice of architecture and as an extension - design in the world.
Over past five versions, the conference has established a thought-exchange program with its presentations and discussions thus chronicling a multitude of ideas and innovations that have had a significant impact on our habitat.
ARCHITECTURE OF PURPOSE
“Design is changing existing situations into preferred ones” (Herbert Simon).
Architecture shapes habitat. Human enterprise shapes architecture. There is no greater record of our history than what we have built.
Contemporary architecture is subject to unprecedented dialogue, evaluation and judgement. Technology has shrunk the global space and social media has ensured a constant cultural exchange. Knowledge is a commodity.
In the haze of ‘isms’, the mania of the virtual and a landscape of failed utopias, it is imperative to pause, relax and rethink the reason why architecture is relevant and what is relevant architecture? As communities continually negotiate their destiny in an increasingly global world, design becomes a reflection of the cultures they create. Then, is design just changing existing situations into preferred ones? or does it go beyond that? Why do some objects and some experiences move us?
Reason governs human enterprise but beyond reason, lies a hidden, intimate need to create, to investigate, to experience, to understand, to experiment and to pursue happiness. Does contemporary architecture and by extension design mange to provoke ?
The sixth edition of 361° Conference will try and understand the ‘architecture of purpose’.
Icon Lecture Charles Correa of India Dialogue Neelkanth Chhaya + Charles Correa
Icon Lecture Peter Rich of South Africa Dialogue Christopher Benninger + Peter Rich
Icon Lecture Peter Zumthor of Switzerland Dialogue B. V. Doshi + Peter Zumthor
361° Lecture Ambrish Arora of India
361° Lecture Fernando Menis of Spain
361° Lecture Graham Morrison of England
361° Lecture Helene Binet of England
361° Lecture Jenny Reuters of Finland
361° Lecture Kevin Low of Malaysia
361° Lecture Manuel Clavel Rojo of Spain
361° Lecture Neelkanth Chhaya of India
361° Lecture Palinda Kannangara of Sri Lanka
361° Lecture Pradeep Kodikara of Sri Lanka
361° Lecture Sandeep Khosla of India
361° Lecture Sean Godsell of Australia
361° Lecture Soumitro Ghosh of India
361° Lecture Li Xiaodong of China