Through monuments, India has, through the ages, defined and impacted its cultural milieu. Our cultural pluralism is reflected in our monuments and museums- they are the repositories of who we were- and are becoming. As stakeholders and practitioners, how do we deal with the complex values of the existing and carry forward those values into the new? What is the significance of responsibly restoring heritage, building future monuments and furthering engagement with our legacy through museums?
Avid Learning presents Enduring Legacies: Cultural Heritage and Architecture in a Future India, a live discussion to mark the occasion of the publishing of Kala: Essays on Contemporary Design Aesthetics an impressive compendium edited by Award-winning Interior Designer Sunita Kohli. Kohli, along with Group Head, Business Development, Jaquar Group – Mohit Hajela, Architect and Founding Partner, Morphogenesis Sonali Rastogi and Brazilian Ambassador to India and Architectural Critic André Aranha Corrêa do Lago will be in conversation with Author and Co-Founder & Editor of Live History India Mini Menon.
These experts will discuss the importance of well-considered conservation of existing monuments to ensure their existence and the building of future monuments. They will also evaluate the durability and sustainability of existing heritage.
They will examine how the logic behind monument-making has shifted and how the growth of cultural tourism, proliferation of art education, shifting identity politics as well as environmentally conscious thinking have all changed the idea of what monuments and museums mean.
Join us for insights on how we must rethink how we build, how we conserve and how we pass on our culture through monuments and museums.