361° Conference 2013 - Architecture of Purpose (361Conf)

Organization: Jasubhai Media Pvt. Ltd.

Venue: Nehru Centre Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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)
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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. 




“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’.






Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Rd,


Jasubhai Media Pvt. Ltd.
Jasubhai Media, Taj building, 3rd floor,

Additional Information


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

Exhibits included