About the Exhibition..
In a world where buildings and architects are increasingly seeking to achieve the impossible, to attract the most attention,
Are we forgetting who we are building for?
Are we forgetting where we are building?
Are we forgetting Humanity ?
In three different corners of the world lie three small buildings, by three passionate architects. One in the countryside of the Netherlands, the other in southern jungles of Delhi and the third in the depths of Afghanistan. But they all speak the same language, the language of architecture for humanity. Through a showcase of these works by architects Onix, Revathi Kamath & Anne Feenstra, and two panel discussions, we tried to understand this language and attempt to find how they are able to create their unique interpretations. “Architecture for Humanity” was an endeavor to spread awareness as well as generate new ideas about more responsible and in turn more sustainable architecture. In the course of the exhibition and open discussions some critical questions were raised. Can architecture become more than a glitzy piece of art? Can it become a social catalyst? Can we find roots of architecture in the evolving culture, physical setting and environment of a place?
“Architecture for Humanity” is not just an event, but is also intended as a movement of sorts. Starting with three countries and three materials, the exhibition will include more such like minded architects in different countries, and different materials. The exhibition will then travel to these countries, generating more discussions and dialogues, across the globe.