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

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $50.
$369 includes free shipping!
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
$19.95