Anupama Kundoo, winner of the 2021 Charles Jencks Award, gives a lecture about her experimental and holistic architecture practice.
This is a recording of an online event that took place on 2 November 2021.
The RIBA Charles Jencks Award is given to an individual or practice that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture.
About the speaker
Anupama Kundoo trained as an architect in Mumbai before building a substantial body of work in the experimental town of Auroville, in Puducherry from 1990 to 2005. Working in this environment she developed a long term research project into sustainable and building technologies with an experimental approach to material reuse and sustainable construction methods. She has taken this research into design units and workshops in universities around the world including at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, as a senior lecturer in the University of Queensland, Davenport Visiting Professor at Yale University and she is currently Professor at the FH Potsdam. Her work and design process was recently on show in a monograph exhibition at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark.
Anupama’s practice is holistic, combining research, practice and teaching to build architecture far outside of the mainstream of the commercial, developer driven world. Her practice has a strong theoretical and ideological conviction that drives material research, collaborates with local builders, and experiments with sustainable working methods.
Visit our website to learn more about the RIBA Charles Jencks Award: https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-charles-jencks-award