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Professor Vikram Prakash Speaks for MOMA Panel on 1947 Independence

June 15, 2022

On June 2nd, 2022, SAC affiliated faculty Professor of Architecture Vikram Prakash participated in a panel for the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition, The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985 . Following the end of British rule in 1947–48, architects in the territories of today’s India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka embraced the language of modernism as a means of proclaiming their autonomy, articulating their national identities, and enacting social progress. This lecture and discussion examined South Asia’s post-Independence era beyond political histories and as lived memories, probing the meaning, in a subcontinent-wide context, of being “at home in modern architecture.”

Professor Prakash was joined by Katherine Dunham, Sanjay Kanvinde, and Nondita Correa Mehrotra, as well as moderator Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design. You can view a recording of this event here.