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Architect Anupama Kundoo in conversation with Justin Davidson


About the Program

Please join us for a series of conversations with prominent architects, moderated by New York Magazine critic Justin Davidson. In tribute and thanks to the bequest of Don Powell, esteemed interior architect and dear member of The Arts Club, this series delves into knotty questions about the opportunities and challenges created by a post-pandemic, climate-challenged, and socially conscious environment.

Second in the series, we welcome Anupama Kundoo. Her rigorous research and experimentation in new materiality for architecture is the result of questioning basic assumptions and construction habits that humanity has adopted during the long process of industrialization. Rather than focusing on shortage, she sought abundance through investing in human resources and human resourcefulness, such as ingenuity, time, skills, care, and sense of community. The act of building produces knowledge just as the resulting knowledge produces buildings. Her acclaimed projects include the Wall House, Urban Eco-Community and the Townhall complex in Auroville, and Volontariat Homes for Homeless Children in Pondicherry.