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Building Storeys: An Architect’s journey through the Indian landscape - Brinda Somaya @Jnanapravaha

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 6:30PM
Fort , mumbai south
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Whether it involves the restoration of a rural Indian village, the creation of a corporate campus, the rejuvenation of city monuments or the establishment of an academic institution, Brinda Somaya has successfully created a practice that covers the many faces of the Indian landscape. Her reputation has been built on her unique ability to find the appropriate way to build forms that belong. An overview of some of her completed works shows each project having its own original and unique architectural interpretation. This clarity of vision will be presented in a journey through her four decades of practice.
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Thu, 10 Aug
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Brinda Somaya is an architect and an urban conservationist. She received an honorary doctorate (2012) from Smith College, where she also completed her MA (1973). She specialises in master planning and building design and her work encompasses rebuilding and, at times, reinventing corporate, industrial, and institutional campuses. She received the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award (2004) for her restoration of St. Thomas Cathedral (Mumbai) and the Indian Institute of Architects Baburao Mhatre Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement (2014). In 2015, she was honoured as Distinguished Professor by Indian Education Societys College of Architecture (IES), Mumbai.
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View of Rajabhai Clock Tower from Oval Maidan, Mumbai

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Sun, 09 Jul
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Sympathy was a problem for the ancient Greeks. It receives its own chapter, for example, in the book of Problemata attributed to Aristotle, whose author wonders why bodily action of one kind prompts a similar action or gesture in another animal, human or non-human. The Aristotelian discussion also points to the differences between ancient Greco-Roman and contemporary ideas about sympathy, the subject of this conference. Drawing on practitioners from a variety of disciplines, the conference sought a discussion of sympathy that considers the concept in affective and non-affective terms; as a means of exploring relationships between animals, plants, inanimate objects, and human beings; and as a cultural, social, and political phenomenon.

Participants:

Merrick Anderson (Princeton)

Joshua Billings (Princeton)

Chiara Cappelletto (University of Milan)

Neha Choksi (Independent Artist)

Siby George (IIT Mumbai)

Rohit Goel (Jnanapravaha Institute)

Brooke Holmes (Princeton)

Andrew Hui (YaleNUS, Singapore)

Ben Kafka (New York University)

Kanchana Mahadevan (University of Mumbai)

Supriya Rai (K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, Mumbai)

Wintor Scott (Princeton)

Aaskash Singh Rathore (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Phiroze Vasunia (University College London)

The workshop was held at Jnanapravaha Mumbai and co-sponsored by Princeton University (Postclassicisms) and University College London (UCL, with the help of Global Engagement Funds and funds provided by the A. G. Leventis Trust).
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Fri, 07 Jul
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
The course studies the magnificent Ajanta cave murals which are being damaged and obliterated despite efforts at conservation. The indigenous style of painting found here, and the rock cut Kailasanatha temple at Ellora are considered the acme of Indian art.

Image: Painting on the roof of the Sittanvasal Cave, c. 850.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Tue, 04 Jul
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Digambar Jains reject the practice of ornamenting the Jina image. For them, the very nature of the Jina, and the ways that devout Jains should visualize him in their devotional rituals, differs from Shwetambars and the material culture of their worship.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Tue, 04 Jul
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
JPM is happy to commence its second, two-year cycle of modules in Theoretical Foundations (TF). Each module is ten-sessions, held over the course of one calendar month, and is designed and taught by Jnanapravahas Academic Director, Rohit Goel.

The modules for 2018 - 2020 are as follows

Module I. Orientalism (July 2018)

Module II. Civil War (November 2018)

Module III. The Emergence of Capitalism (March 2019)

Module IV. Interpretive Methods (July 2019)

Module V. Marx (November 2019)

Module VI. Psychoanalysis (March 2020)
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Mon, 03 Jul
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Sweep through the history of Western art criticism as it moves from a broad field to a channelled discipline starting with Giorgio Vasaris 16th century opus on the lives of Renaissance painters and concluding with a discussion of the 20th century art critic Lucy Lippard.

Image: St. Luke Painting the Virgin by Giorgio Vasari, after 1565, fresco.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Sun, 02 Jul
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
The course connects Islamic aesthetic norms, such as symmetry, with the faith. It delves into the exquisite refinement of Mughal painting under Akbar and Jehangir, syncretism in Islamic art and architecture, and examples of Sufi philosophy as reflected in visual art.

Image: Jahangir Attempts to Save a Follower from a Lion.

Mughal c. 1650. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Wed, 28 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
July marks the start of JPM's two-year cycle of modules in Theoretical Foundations, beginning with a module on "Orientalism", as well as our academic, year-long course in Indian Aesthetics. This month, we will also conduct a two-part seminar titled "The Jina as King or The Jina as Renouncer: Seeing and Ornamenting Temple Images in Jainism" by John Cort, under the Indian Aesthetics rubric, and a free seminar titled "The Analyst as Muse of History in Disaster Zones" by Ankhi Mukherjee, under the Criticism and Theory rubric.

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Orientalism: https://www.facebook.com/events/818313731689560/

Theoretical Foundations: https://www.facebook.com/events/1850447188355588/

The Jina as King or The Jina as Renouncer:

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The Analyst as Muse of History in Disaster Zones:

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Indian Aesthetics: https://www.facebook.com/events/279872345885559/

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Wed, 28 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Witness the trajectory of philosophic thought as it starts with the Greek thinkers Plotinus and Longinus, travels through the often repressed Islamic route and culminates in the Italian Renaissance.

Image: Moses by Michelangelo, 1513 1515, marble

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Tue, 27 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
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The first module of Theoretical Foundations examines Orientalism, a discourse that Edward Said named with the 1978 publication of his eponymous book. Orientalism took the American academy by storm, providing an opportunity for scholars in the humanities and social sciences to think more critically about the relation between knowledge production and the exercise of power in the history of Western colonisation of the East. The course begins with a close reading of Saids text, examining the conditions of possibility for its writing and publication in 1978 as well as its effects on the academy since. We then move to a critical analysis of Saids so-called Foucaultian analysis of Orientalism, comparing it to Foucaults own understanding of the discourse of Western sexuality. Third, we analyse Marxist challenges to Saids claim that without Orientalism, colonialism could not have happened. The course concludes with an alternative approach to the relation between knowledge and power, one that does not privilege either knowledge (Said) or power (Marxists) at the expense of the other: continental psychoanalysis.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Tue, 27 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Cort asserts that sectarian differences between the Digambar and Shvetambar Jains are evident in the material culture of the Jina image, which is ornamented daily and often quite ostentatiously in a Shvetambar temple. Digambars reject this practice.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Mon, 26 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
The course concludes by pointing up the epistemological power of continental psychoanalytic approaches to treating the history of colonialism.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Fri, 23 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Using examples from psychiatric wards in war zones and psychotherapeutic interventions in migrant and refugee communities in world cities, this talk explores how psychoanalysis can implement a re-patterning of traumatised states to change the very temporal and discursive logic of trauma cure. This, in turn, generates new prototypes of trauma narration, whether the witness concerned is the PTSD-sufferer telling a (forgotten) story or the historian recuperating truths suppressed by official versions of civil war, genocide, and the concomitant refugee crisis. Mukherjee examines case studies gathered from Nafsiyat, an intercultural therapy centre in London, and a horticultural psychotherapy project in St. Mary's Garden, Hackney, initiated by the Tavistock Hospital to treat the psychic maladies of Turkish migrants in this borough of London. Showcasing experimental methods in the treatment of trauma resulting from global (and perpetual) war, she shows how the analyst coaxing the memory of a Kurdish or Nigerian subject into being is also offering them the instruments for traumatic memory's elimination.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2063473470535809/

Kindly email us at info@jp-india.org to register for this free seminar.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Fri, 23 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
The course studies the development of Brahmanical deities such as Shiva, Vishnu and Devi through texts, sculpture and painting, following this up with an exploration of Shakti, Agamas and Tantras. As usual, rich visual material substantiates this exploration.

Image: Durg Slaying the Demon.

Bikaner, dated VS 1789 / CE 1730.

The work of Kasama, opaque watercolour on paper.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Wed, 21 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Learn the meaning of alienation in capitalist society as expounded by Marx in the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 Marxs earliest work.

Image: Giant Seated in a Landscape by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1818, Burnished aquatint with scraping and strokes of 'lavis' added along the top of the landscape and within the landscape.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Tue, 20 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Orientalism explores material Marxist and discursive Saidian approaches to the history of colonialism.

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Tue, 20 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
John Cort is Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions and holds the Judy Gentili Chair in International Studies at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Author of Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India (2001), Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History (2010) and many articles on the Jains, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017-18.

About the two-part seminar:

Sectarian differences between the Digambar and Shvetambar Jains are evident in the material culture of the Jina image, which is ornamented daily and often quite ostentatiously in a Shvetambar temple. Digambars reject this practice, revealing a deeper disagreement concerning the very nature of the Jina, and the ways that devout Jains should visualise him in their devotional rituals. John Cort will examine the underlying theologies of the Jina and how attention to material culture can shape our understanding of Jainism.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/182605115734369/

#IndianAesthetics

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Sun, 18 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Understand the meaning of critical thought and critical artistic practice as well as the challenges faced by them in the upcoming CTAP course.

Image: The Thinker by Auguste Rodin, 1902, bronze on stone pedestal.

For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2019105551742015/

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Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Fri, 16 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Our course studies Jaina philosophy and its development as a religion through texts, architecture and art found in temples and caves. As monks sought to increase the number of Jain adherents, Hindu deities with altered mythologies found their way into the pantheon.

Image: A Folio from the Manuscript of Kalpastra and Klakcrya Kath: Jaina Trthankara Enshrined (upper panel)

Celestial Dancers (lower panel)

Gujarat, Devasno Pdo type. c. 1475.

Opaque watercolour and gold on paper.

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#IndianAesthetics

#JPM
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Wed, 14 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Sectarian differences between the Digambar and Shvetambar Jains are evident in the material culture of the Jina image, which is ornamented daily and often quite ostentatiously in a Shvetambar temple. Digambars reject this practice, revealing a deeper disagreement concerning the very nature of the Jina, and the ways that devout Jains should visualise him in their devotional rituals. John Cort will examine the underlying theologies of the Jina and how attention to material culture can shape our understanding of Jainism.

About Dr. Cort:

John Cort is Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions and holds the Judy Gentili Chair in International Studies at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Author of Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India (2001), Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History (2010) and many articles on the Jains, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2017-18.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/182605115734369/

#IndianAesthetics

#JPM
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Tue, 13 Jun
Jnanapravaha Mumbai
Orientalism moves beyond Said, critically considering the ways in which power and knowledge worked together in colonial endeavours.

Image: The Two Prisoners by Mousafa Farroukh, 1929, oil on canvas.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/818313731689560/

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#Orientalism

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