By ALBERTINA ALMEIDA
“What is this?” Adv. Amrut Kansar’s signature question stays in my mind, nay prods me, never to stop questioning inequality and injustice. Kansar would refer to a situation of inequality and follow it up with the poignant question: what is this?
By AMITA KANEKAR
‘Everything is our heritage’, was one of the memorable statements made at Z Axis 2016, the second conference on architecture organised last month by the Charles Correa Foundation (CCF) in Goa. It was said by Chinese architect Yung Ho Chang, while speaking about how he looked for inspiration to ancient China, Soviet-era China, Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh, Modernist Germany, and all buildings anywhere. At a time when attempts are on to force people in Goa and India into nationalist straitjackets of what is ‘our’ culture, diet, language, history, etc, it was refreshing to hear an argument for global heritage, even if only from the limited realm of architectural practice.