Last Wednesday the world knew the name of the latest Pritzker Prize laureate: Balkrishna Doshi, the first Indian architect to receive architecture’s highest honor. The jury stated that "with an understanding and appreciation of the deep traditions of India’s architecture, Doshi united prefabrication and local craft and developed a vocabulary in harmony with the history, culture, local traditions and the changing times of his home country India".
On Saturday morning, we get together at Church Street Social to learn more about Doshi, his work and his life. We start off with a screening of "Doshi", a documentary directed by musician, typography enthusiast and visual artist, Premjit Ramachandran, in collaboration with his beloved elder brother, the celebrated architect, Bijoy Ramachandran, the founder of HundredHands. a Bangalore based firm.
The documentary allows the viewer to appreciate the vision of this important Indian architect, probing his thoughts while getting to know a number of his projects. Filmed in a frank style of conversation, the documentary reveals an original and creative human being who, even in old age, remains passionate about architecture as well as life and learning.
Gathr is a lab for experiments in human interaction. Come over for alternative socializing scenes ranging from insect Walks to Street Art Bicycle Rides, to Surreal Slumber Parties and Silent Reading Parties