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Film Screening - Nostalgia for the Future

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 , 6:00PM
#IIHSin invites you for a public screening of 'Nostalgia for the Future', a film by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar. The filmmakers will be in conversation with Jayaraj Sundaresan after the screening. Being screened for the first time in Bengaluru, ‘Nostalgia for the Future’ is a film essay that explores the conception of the body of the citizen, the nation and the home in ...
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About Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)

The IIHS is a proposed network of mother and daughter institutions across South Asia, leveraging on local and regional knowledge and innovation and linking them to global best practices. Its mother campus, based in Bangalore, will include academic, research and social infrastructure, student and faculty housing. This campus is expected to set international standards for efficient, economic and sustainable design, operations and maintenance.

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Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Thu, 17 Feb
In the last lecture of #CitiesMOOC, explore who can enable & implement sustainable development in our cities. Learn more about the institutions and individuals that can make urban sustainability a reality with Edgardo Bilsky from United Cities and Local Governments, John Thwaites from Monash University, Gino Van Begin from ICLEI World Secretariat, Eduardo Moreno from UN-HABITAT, Sheela Patel from SDI./SPARC, Eugenie Birch from Penn Institute for Urban Research and Jeffrey Sachs from Columbia University in the City of New York. Enrol and catch up before the course ends on 27 Feb!

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Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Tue, 15 Feb
#IIHSCareers: Today is the deadline to apply for positions in our #PostDoc Programme! This call is for ten positions based in Bengaluru, related to on-going research projects. More details below.
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Tue, 15 Feb
Join us next week for the Bangalore premiere of 'Nostalgia for the Future', a film by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar. The film is a journey through four distinct imaginations of homes and bodies across examples of buildings built over a century. Read the Scroll interview with the filmmakers, and find more details about the screening here: https://goo.gl/a4b3Ib
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Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar simultaneously analyse modernist architectural traditions and the state-sponsored documentary.
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Mon, 14 Feb
How can public participation and new forms of governance make cities more sustainable? Last week in #CitiesMOOC, Edgar Pieterse from African Centre for Cities, Michael Cohen from The New School, David Simon from Mistra Urban Futures, Eduardo Moreno from UN-HABITAT, Nairobi and Aromar Revi from #IIHSin delved deeper into the SDGs, participatory development and financing sustainable development in our cities. You can enrol for the self-paced online course Sustainable Cities anytime and catch up!

#Sustainablecities #goodgovernance #SDGs #sustainabledevelopment

Sustainable Cities | Free, Online Course
This course will equip participants with a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of leading practices and debates on urban sustainability.
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Mon, 14 Feb
The #IIHSin Post Doctoral Programme is looking for fellows in Social Security and Economic Development; Urban Health; Gender and Health; Land Management and Governance; Climate Change; and Disaster Risk Policy and Governance. Read about eligibility and application process below. Applications are due tomorrow, 15 Feb!

#IIHSCareers #postdoc #research #careers #nowhiring #Bengaluru

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Mon, 14 Feb
Did you miss #CityScripts 2017 in Bangalore? Catch up with all the sessions on our You Tube channel. The Delhi leg of the festival is coming up from 10-12 March at India International Centre & Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi. Stay tuned for more details! The festival is supported by SAGE Publications India.
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Sun, 13 Feb
Join us next Monday for the Bangalore premiere of 'Nostalgia for the Future', a film by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar. The film explores the conception of the body of the citizen, the nation and the home in modern India. It emerges from the intersection of the filmmakers' respective disciplines - architecture and documentary film, both of which were and continue to be embroiled in a discourse of utilitarianism and certainty. After the screening, the filmmakers will be in conversation with #IIHSin's Jayaraj Sundaresan.
Film Screening - Nostalgia for the Future
#IIHSin invites you for a public screening of 'Nostalgia for the Future', a film by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar. The filmmakers will be in conversation with Jayaraj Sundaresan after the screening.

Being screened for the first time in Bengaluru, Nostalgia for the Future is a film essay that explores the conception of the body of the citizen, the nation and the home in modern India.

The film is a journey through four distinct imaginations of homes and bodies across examples of buildings built over a century. These are the Lukhshmi Vilas Palace in Baroda - the gigantic home built by a progressive monarch in the late 19th Century; the Villa Shodhan in Ahmedabad - a private residence designed by Le Corbusier, which represents an idea of domesticity within Nehruvian modernity; the Sabarmati Ashram which epitomises the Gandhian aspirations of the nation-state; and public housing in post-independence Delhi designed by the Government of India to house refugees from Pakistan and the bureaucrats of the newly independent nation.

The film explores these spaces and imagines the bodies that were meant to inhabit them through the evocation of the cinematic and aural collective memory of a nation reinventing itself. It uses a mix of formats - 16mm film, digital video in both colour and Black and White, along with archival footage from state propaganda and mainstream cinema.

It is a collaboration between film maker Avijit Mukul Kishore and architect Rohan Shivkumar. It emerges from the intersection of their respective disciplines - architecture and documentary film, both of which were and continue to be embroiled in a discourse of utilitarianism and certainty. The film opens these disciplines out to self-critique and looks at the way they were involved in imagining and constructing the modern Indian nation and its citizen.

About the film makers

Avijit Mukul Kishore is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Mumbai, working in documentary and inter-disciplinary moving-image practices. He is involved in cinema pedagogy as a lecturer, and curates film programmes for prominent national cultural institutions. His films as director include 'Snapshots from a Family Album', 'Vertical City', 'To Let the World In', 'Electric Shadows' and 'Nostalgia for the Future'. As cinematographer, he has worked on 'Kumar Talkies', 'Kali Salwaar', 'John and Jane', 'Seven Islands and a Metro', 'Bidesia in Bambai', 'I am Micro' and 'An Old Dog's Diary'.

Rohan Shivkumar is an architect and an urban designer practicing in Mumbai, and Deputy Director at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies. His work spans architectural and interior design, to urban research and consultancy on issues concerning housing, public space and sanitation. He is interested in exploring the many ways of reading and representing the city, and is co-editor of the publication on a research and art collaboration - Project Cinema City. He also curates film programmes and writes for the blog Anarchytect on cinema and urban issues. He is working on a book discussing approaches to the design of homes among Indian architectural practices.

This screening is free and open to the public.

Languages: Hindi and English with EST

Medium: 16mm and video

Duration: 54 min

Direction: Avijit Mukul Kishore, Rohan Shivkumar

Production: Films Division India

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Sun, 13 Feb
We're looking for Post-Doctoral Fellows to join our Academics and Research programme! This call is for ten positions based in Bengaluru and related to on-going research projects. Send us your applications by this Wednesday, 15 Feb!

#IIHSCareers #postdoc #careers #nowhiring #Bengaluru

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Wed, 09 Feb
#IIHSPublics: Darshini Mahadevia speaks about the urban planning conundrum in India. Watch the talk live here: https://youtu.be/LdCj0jDhR3k
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Wed, 09 Feb
The #IndiaUrbanFellows are having a Master Class with Darshini Mahadevia, Faculty of Planning at CEPT University & Director of Centre for Urban Equity. Join us this evening for her #IIHSPublics talk! Her talk will explore the urban planning conundrum we are facing in India. https://goo.gl/x8NK9l
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Tue, 08 Feb
Can't make it to the #IIHSPublics with Darshini Mahadevia (Faculty of Planning at CEPT University & Director Centre for Urban Equity) tomorrow? Catch the entire talk via live stream!
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Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Tue, 08 Feb
#IIHSPublics: Join us tomorrow for a talk by Darshini Mahadevia, professor at Faculty of Planning CEPT University and director of Centre for Urban Equity. With over 20 years of teaching and research experience, her research is mainly focused on inclusive urban planning. Following a long list of books, papers and articles, check out her latest publication Handbook of Urban Inequalities, co-authored with Sandip Sarkar, published by Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press). Join us tomorrow at 6:30 pm! goo.gl/x8NK9l
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Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Tue, 08 Feb
The #IIHSin Post Doctoral Programme is looking for fellows! The call is for positions encompassing social security and economic development, urban health, gender and health, land management and governance, climate change and disaster risk policy and governance. You will be based in Bengaluru, and travel for fieldwork. The extended deadline for applications is 15 Feb, 2017!

#IIHSCareers #postdoc #careers #nowhiring #Bengaluru

The IIHS Post-Doc Programme | Call for Fellows
IIHS is seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows to join its vibrant intellectual environment within the Academics and Research programme at IIHS. Apply today!
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Mon, 07 Feb
"Amid the smart, the inclusive, the global, the world class, and the sustainable, how does one find the radical city?" #IIHSin's Gautam Bhan writes about the contemporary Indian city as a site of trade-offs in his latest piece for Mints 10th anniversary special issue that looks at India 10 years from now.
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Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Mon, 07 Feb
Join us on 9 Feb for a #IIHSPublics talk with Darshini Mahadevia, Faculty of Planning at CEPT University & Director of Centre for Urban Equity. Her talk explores the urban planning conundrum we are facing in India. Past experiences suggest that urban planning in the Indian context, and much of it in the Global South has been excluding and displacing. What then is urban planning and what should it do in the Indian context?
Publics@IIHS | The Urban Planning Conundrum in India
#IIHSin invites you for an #IIHSPublics by Dr. Darshini Mahadevia, Professor, Faculty of Planning, @[371649769614204:274:CEPT University]

Her talk will focus on urban planning in the Indian context. Emerging challenges such as climate change impacts, mitigation, adaptation and resilience building efforts in the urban areas, continuing urban poverty and transfer of rural poverty to the urban areas, and backlog of SDGs require planning interventions to provide safe and liveable urban environments.

At the same time, past experiences suggest that urban planning in the Indian context, and much of it in the global south have been excluding and displacing. What then is urban planning and what should it do in the Indian context? This talk would unpack some of these issues taking somewhat from the history of urban planning as an activity and profession post second world war and its practice in the global south and moving to frame ideas about the profession in the Indian context.

This talk refers to only urban planning and not national level planning or non-planning efforts. Dr. Darshini Mahadevia is Professor, Faculty of Planning, CEPT University, with over 20 years teaching and research experience. She specializes in research on urban development policies, including housing policy, urban poverty, human and gender development. In particular, her research is focused on inclusive urban planning.

She has published 13 books, booklets and discussion papers and 73 articles in books and journals besides newspaper and website articles. Her latest publication is Handbook of Urban Inequalities, co-authored with Sandip Sarkar and published by Oxford University Press. In 2009 she incepted the Centre for Urban Equity which she headed till March 2013; CUE functions as a National Resource Centre for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Sat, 05 Feb
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Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Fri, 04 Feb
Day 2 of #CityScripts 2017 will end with a dance performance by Masoom Parmar at 6pm. All festival panels and events are free and open to the public. Don't miss it!
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