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Public Lectures

Urban Centre Mumbai supports,

SEA Conversations, a fortnightly lecture series set up to establish a dialogue on contemporary issues and practices around the built and cultural environment. SEA invites imminent practitioners from various disciplines to engage with the students and the community at large.

Previous SEA Conversations

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Drawing out Natures

"Drawing Out Natures" is a series of online lectures from Friday, 17th June 2022 to Friday, 23rd September 2022.

The symposium is an engagement towards making visible the invisible relations between natures and the natures of human and more-than-human agency. The series delves into the drawing out of natures to advance imaginaries of engagement with contemporary ecological crises and climate emergencies, and the contests that come to erode and expand socio-spatial claims in the shared ecologies of our worlds.

Upcoming session in the series:

5:30 PM IST

Friday, 23rd September 2022
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In this presentation, Maksud Ali Mondal explicates the relationship between organisms vis-a-vis our place within the environment that brings us to closely consider the discourse of non-human agencies. Through his work the ‘Fungal Garden’, Mondal accounts for the role of non-humans such as microorganisms, mycelium, fungi, insects and plants in the creation of the environment. Such an approach may offer fresh perspectives towards the idea of controlled environments, neglected and contaminated spaces and possibilities of working spatially with particular materials.

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Beyond the Metropolis

Beyond the Metropolis is an online symposium shifting the coordinates of urban imagination (Winter 2021-22), organised by SEA College of Architecture, starting from Friday 17th December 2021. The series invites artists, architects, filmmakers and urbanists to offer provocations on how to read into and engage with the multiple, emerging presents and futures of urban life, urban form and architecture beyond the metropolis.

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Building Agency

Building Agency (Monsoon 2021), is organised by SEA College of Architecture, starting from Friday 25th June 2021. The Series brings together speakers from across the world in a total of eight sessions over four months, until 15th October 2021. The Series explores the role of spatial design and the role of the architect in shaping the society. These discussions, we expect, will offer useful directions for contemporary spatial pedagogy and practice.

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