Platform for Architectural Transfers in the Indian Ocean rim
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Solidarities and opportunities

In this theme, we explore exchanges of capital, material and expertise contingent upon political and economic conditions at specific moments and locations, while illuminating the more interpersonal and spontaneous modes of such kinds of architectural transfers. Research could consider the inter-imperial or inter-national operations of business and enterprise, as well as the exchanges informed by ideologies, political positions and inter-governmental relations. For example, could we fashion histories of construction labour transfers between Southwestern India and the Middle East or east Africa? Or consider the impact of the Non-Aligned-Movement on architectural practice?

                                   Amit Srivastava                     Sonali Dhanpal
                                  (Theme director)                 (Theme coordinator)