Platform for Architectural Transfers in the Indian Ocean rim
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Architecture and media cultures

This theme considers how the printed, audio and visual press operate as sites of architectural discourse as well as means of syncretising and popularising architectural and building knowledge. From professional and trade journals such as The Bombay Builder and MARG and A+D to treatises and pattern books, and from cinematic narratives to video archives, such as those of the National Film Development Corporation and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting: How do media cultures of the Indian Ocean rim straddle the representational and built aspects of architecture? We particularly encourage new and emerging research engaging with vernacular languages, often overlooked as
sites of both professional and popular architectural discourse.

              Ishita Shah                                 Priya Jain
         (Theme director)                 (Theme coordinator)