Talk: Shubhra Raje: on Anant Raje
Date: Sunday, 5th March, 2017
Time: 11.15 am
Talk: Follow the Yellow Brick Block: Themes in the practice and teaching of Anant Raje
Shubhra Raje will look at Anant Raje’s work, and the themes and concerns therein, through his engagement with students. She will specifically look at the methods he developed for 2nd year students, to introduce them to the elements of placemaking.
Anant Raje (1929-2009) was one of India’s great architects, an intellectual and a teacher. He received several professional and academic awards, including the Distinguished Professor’s award from CEPT University, Ahmedabad in 1987. the IIA Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal for Architecture in 1993, and the Master Award for Lifetime Contribution to Architecture from JK Industries in 2000.
Shubhra Raje is an architect and educator who is the founder-principal of shubhra raje_built environments, an inter-disciplinary design and research practice based in Denver (USA) and Ahmedabad (India). Apart from the design of buildings, Raje has been actively involved in civic, educational and cultural affairs in both India and the United States, having served on the commissions for neighborhood groups, as well as coordinating design workshops that encourage young designers to become active in issues of social justice and cultural patrimony. She combines this grass roots community engagement with her deep interest in the legacies of modern architecture, having recently published a seminal book on one of the least published architects of post-independent India, Anant Raje.