Public Lecture: Ram Rahman – Architecture and Design

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Photographer and activist Ram Rahman will host a Public Lecture on Nehru and the Delhi Modern Moment: Architecture and Design in Delhi 1947-1980.
Post Independence, the capital of India became a remarkable canvas for experimenting modern architecture. Inspired by Jawaharlal Nehru, many young architects migrated from US and America, Corbuisier and Chandigarh created a unique mix of architecture, institutions and housings required for a newly independent nation.
From exciting developments in graphic and textile and furniture design, this lecture contextualizes an important moment in India modernism which has been neglected.
Photographer, artist, curator, designer and activist Ram Rahman, initially studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later completed a degree in Graphic Design from Yale University School of Art in 1979.His most recent solo shows include, Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Life presented by Bodhi Art in 2008 and Visions of India: Photographs by Ram Rahman at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2002. Amongst the shows Rahman has curated are Heat:Moving Pictures Visions, Phantasms and Nightmares at Bose Pacia in 2003 and Noor Devyani Krishna, A Retrospective at the National Gallery of Modern Art in 2000. Rahman is one of the founding members of the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) in New Delhi, a leader in the resistance to communal and sectarian forces in India through its public cultural action. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.