Architecture and the Anxieties of Location
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The Architectural League of New York, in association with Bengal Foundation, presents an evening of presentations and discussions to consider the “anxieties of location” especially in the context of South Asian architecture.
What seems obvious for a building – location – is at the core of a perennial architectural anxiety that could be both projective and productive. What Milan Kundera writes about the tension of writing between the obligation to the “smaller context”, the nation, and the desire to be recognized in the “supranational history” of a world theater, is also evident in architecture. Such an oscillation continues to affect the production of architecture especially in many Asian contexts. In the rumble-tumble of globalization, the locational theme appears in the work of an architect like Marina Tabassum in Bangladesh as an ethical practice akin to a resistance, and in the work of an architect like Rafiq Azam as an ecological aesthetic covering both ends of the oscillation.
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This event is free and open to all. Advance reservations are sold out. Reserved tickets will be honored until 7:15 p.m. the night of the program.
Additional tickets may become available the night of the event. Those interested in attending are invited to join a standby line, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and, as space allows, will be seated.