Activism and Architecture

Architects Anu Mathur and Dilip da Cunha say that activism drives their work: "Rather than waiting for a commissioned project, we ask the first question, frame the issue and propose possibilities," say the two in an interview with PLACES.

Mathur and da Cunha use visualization techniques to reframe the discussion of architecture and the built environment:

"For us, the questioning begins early - way before the project is shovel-ready. It actually begins with preparing the ground that someday will be shoveled - and not just the actual ground, but also the conceptual ground for questions and conversations."

Nicholas Pevzner and Sanjukta Sen interview the architects about their work, which includes several books and exhibitions.

Full Story: Preparing Ground: An Interview with Anuradha Mathur + Dilip da Cunha

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