Bijoy Jain: Architecture and Lore

2016-07-26 19:00:00 2016-07-26 20:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Bijoy Jain: Architecture and Lore B117 Basement Theatre Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne Masson Rd Parkville VIC 3010 MPAVILION

Photo by Timothy Burgess.

**Spaces are now filled for Bijoy Jain’s talk ‘Architecture and Lore’. However, there is still a small opportunity for a limited release of extra spots on the day of the lecture. Get in touch with The Wheeler Centre on the morning of 26 July to snap up any late-release tickets. We hope to see you there!**

The word ‘lore’ refers to a body of knowledge, especially of a traditional nature, typically passed on by word of mouth. So, how does the concept of lore relate to architecture? At this Melbourne School of Design lecture, celebrated Indian architect Bijoy Jain will discuss how the concept of lore is central to his practice and philosophy.

The founder of sustainable architecture firm Studio Mumbai, Jain studied and worked in architecture in the United States before returning to India in 1995 to establish his practice. Jain has won many awards for his work, including the Grande Medaille d’Or from the Academie D’Architecture in Paris (2014), and was commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation to design this year’s annual MPavilion in Melbourne.

Jain believes in using local materials, labour and expertise and drawing from traditional skills and and building techniques in all his projects. His philosophy of local collaboration and sensitivity to landscape and environment has influenced his plan for the MPavilion 2016, which will be a ‘symbol of the elemental nature of communal structures.’

In this lecture at the University of Melbourne, Jain will explain how local lore can inform beautiful and sustainable architecture.

Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre, the University of Melbourne and the Australia India Institute.