Architecture Speaks! Bijoy Jain / Studio Mumbai
'Bijoy Jain’s small-scale architecture emphasizes the presence and patina of materials. Careful craftsmanship and an atmosphere of ingenuity are the starting points of Studio Mumbai’s architecture', states Jenni Reuter, Associate Professor at Aalto University Department of Architecture and curator of the lecture series.
Bijoy Jain was born in 1965 in Mumbai and earned his Master of Architecture from Washington University in St.Louis. He worked in Los Angeles and London before returning to India in 1995, the year he founded Studio Mumbai. His work explores the boundaries between art, architecture, and material. His studio operates as an interdisciplinary group of architects, engineers, master builders, artisans, technicians, and artists across continents. As a collective, they are involved in the research and development of projects, using process and time as an integral part of their expression. Water, air, and light being the basis of all materiality in the synthesis of the work.
Architecture Speaks! Is a lecture series curated by Associate Professor Jenni Reuter and organized by Aalto University Department of Architecture and Museum of Finnish Architecture. During the pandemic, our way of life has slowed down, and we have stopped to think about the impact that spaces have on their users and the patina of living brought to the spaces by the users. The importance of handicrafts has become prominent. We long for precise quality of work and tangible materials. Six professional in the field of architecture from various backgrounds are invited to share their thoughts and ideas on current trends in architecture.
The online lecture will be held on Zoom Webinar platform. Please pre-register by Tuesday 8 February 2022.
Please note that registration is binding and personal. However, if you have to cancel your participation, please notify us by e-mail to: [email protected] Information about a potential cancellation is important so we can give your place to the next one on the waiting list. Instructions for participation will be sent in a separate email after the registration has closed.
The online lecture is free of charge and organized in English. Interpretation, translations or live-captioning are not provided. There will be no recorded version of the lecture available afterwards. Technical instructions are on display at the beginning of the lecture. Instructions and link for participation are sent in a separate email after the registration has closed.