Art Deco Mumbai Trust is pleased to invite you to participate in the Live webinar titled ‘Miami to Mumbai: My trajectory in Art Deco Architecture’, by Navin Ramani followed by conversation with Dr. Mustansir Dalvi, on the occasion of ‘World Art Deco Day’.
Date: Wednesday, 28th April, 2021
Time: 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. IST.
This is a free event.
Navin Ramani shares his intimate involvement supporting the mission of Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) from 2002 to 2007, after having spent his youth growing up in Mumbai's first Art Deco district and eminent Art Deco building Court View. This trajectory inspired him to author 'Bombay Art Deco Architecture: A Visual Journey, 1930-1953' (published 2007), revealing the Art Deco architectural legacy of his hometown, Mumbai. Navin narrates the series of events at MDPL that led him to author his book, the parallels in the Art Deco heritage of the two subtropical cities, what distinguished them in their Art Deco adaptations and the renaissance of Art Deco in all things design today.
About the speakers:
Navin served on the Board of Directors of The Miami Design Preservation League and was also co-chairman of its acclaimed Art Deco Weekend festival in 2005. He is the founder and creative director of interior design studio Navin Ramani Design. Prior to establishing his studio in 2015, he worked as the In-store Interior Designer for EQ3 in Toronto; Canada's leading modern minimalist furnishing brand. He authored 'Bombay Art Deco Architecture' and received an award for The Best Art Deco book of the year in 2007 and has guided over a hundred architectural walking tours of the Miami Beach Art Deco District from 2002 to 2007 and lectured widely across North America on Bombay's Art Deco architectural style.
A LEED Green Associate and a founding member of The Florida Chapter of The Congress for The New Urbanism, he provided extensive research for the publication A Guidebook to New Urbanism in Florida 2005 - for an organization advocating urban planning that creates sustainable communities.
Dr Mustansir Dalvi:
Mustansir Dalvi is Professor of Architecture at Sir J. J. College of Architecture and Trustee, Art Deco Mumbai Trust. He has post graduate qualifications in Architecture and Indian Aesthetics from the University of Mumbai. He received the PhD Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay in 2017. He has lectured, read and published several papers on architectural education, architectural history and heritage, urban transformation and architectural semiotics. He is the editor of '20th Century Compulsions' (Marg), a collection of writings about early Indian modernist architecture from some of the most important practitioners of the time. His latest book is 'The Past as Present: pedagogical practices in architecture at the Bombay School of Art' (Sir JJ/UDRI).
Image in Event Cover: 'Bombay Art Deco Architecture: A Visual Journey, 1930-1953 ' by Navin Ramani; published by Roli Books (2007)