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Curated conversations with contemporary critics on architecture, and architectural thinking.

Hosted by Vikram Prakash, Professor of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
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Apr 23, 2021

Original Drawing by Tori Haynes

This week's episode invites you to look back to the 19th century with four Persian travelers making their way through a modernized Europe. In their travel diaries, we see Europe from an Occidentalist gaze, which charges these Western spaces with eroticism, magic, and wonder. What can we learn about Persian utopia from...

Apr 8, 2021

Original Drawing by Tori Haynes

How do moods and cultural objects work in the construction of history, politics, place? In this episode, Dipti Khera joins us to discuss her newly published book The Place of Many Moods:
Udaipur’s Painted Lands and India’s Eighteenth Century, which deconstructs the affects of the painted letters traditions...