Indian Architecture To Be Exhibited By Dikshu Kukreja At London Festival Of Architecture
New Delhi, June 18 (TNA) Dikshu Kukreja, the world-renowned urban planner & the Managing Principal of CP Kukreja Architects has been invited to the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) to exhibit to the western world the evolution of Indian architecture and design practices, over the span of last five decades.
Kukreja is the first and foremost Indian architect and urban planner to be invited at the prestigious podium, where the best minds of the architect-diaspora congregate annually. The event will be held on June 24 at the Lalit London, UK from 10 am to 6pm.
At the exhibition Kukreja will explore landmark buildings from the 1970s and 80s that contributed to the birth of a unique architectural identity for a newly independent India.
Further, he will elucidate on the 1990s and 2000s architectural practice through exploratory and investigative projects which unleashed the experimental zeal and broke the conventions—as the economic liberalization ushered in with endless possibilities in terms of new-age materials & technology.
Moving into the 21st century Kukreja will discuss the contemporary practices in the field of Indian architecture at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and sustainability while being rooted in the local context.
Eminent dignitaries to be present at the occasion are Vinay Sahasrbuddhe, President India Council Of Cultural Relations (ICCR) & Member of Parliament, Amish Tripathi, Director Nehru Centre, London, Ashita Agnihotri, Architect & Policy Lead, British High Commission and Rosa Rogina, Director London Festival Of Architecture.
Dikshu C. Kukreja is a Gold Medallist in B.Arch Honours, from School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi. He attended the prestigious Taliesin Fellowship at Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, USA and received his Master’s in Architecture & Urban Design from the Harvard University.
He was elected as the founding Vice President of Asia GSD, which grew to become one of the largest student organizations at Harvard University. He has worked in India, France and USA and has lectured and taught at institutions both in India and abroad.