BY INVITATION

2014

  • Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany  Bauhaus in the World Opening Statement
  • Reed College, OR   The Many Claims on a Name: Rethinking Modernist Preservation
  • KU Leuven, Belgium  Deruralization: The Modernist City and Globalization
  • University of North Carolina, NC  Deruralization: The Modernist City and Globalization
  • Liverpool University, UK Keynote Deruralization: The Modernist City and Globalization at the Envisioning the Indian City Conference
  • Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Keynote The Rough Poetry of Chandigarh’s Capitol Keynote at The Open Hand: A Call for Civic Debate Symposium  St. Paul Street Gallery
  • Rhode Island School of Design Rethinking Preservation Department of Architecture
  • Brown University Deruralization – Le Corbusier’s Capitol in Globalizing Chandigarh Watson Institute of International Studies WEBCAST
  • Panjab University Jeanneret before India Keynote at Pierre Jeanneret Day, A3 Foundation, Chandigarh College of Architecture
  • Chandigarh University Deruralization Department of Architecture

2013

  • Future Cities Lab, ETH-Singapore After Transnationalism: Indian Modernism in the age of globalization Mobilities of Design Conference
  • University of Washington The Argumentative Tradition and South Asian Architectural History South Asia Week
  • CASA ASIA, Barcelona The Modernist City in the age of Globalization
  • TU Delft Nehruvian Modernism and the Critique of Neo-liberalism Department of Architecture
  • MIT The Challenge of Teaching Global History in The History of Architecture and Global Perspectives, Andrew W. Mellon Workshop at School of Architecture
  • Harvard University Deruralization: Rethinking Preservation South Asia Initiative VIDEO
  • University of Buffalo Leaving (with Iñaki Alday) Department of Architecture
  • Miami University, Ohio The Chandigarh Urban Lab Department of Architecture and Interior Design

2012

  • Via_Architecture, Seattle Chandigarh 2.0: Urbanization and growth in the global and local context Viavox public lecture series
  • University of Virginia Architecture Education and Globalization The World in the School Symposium, School of Architecture
  • Gartner Center at SAAM-Seattle Asian Art Museum S&M Urbanism co-presentation with Ananya Roy at the Future of Asia’s Cities Series
  • University of Virginia S&M Urbanism: The Chandigarh Urban Lab Inaugural James A. D. Cox Lecture, School of Architecture
  • Ansal University, India S&M Urbanism: Chandigarh in the Age of Globalization Platform lecture series, Sushant School of Art and Architecture
  • CEPT University, India S&M Urbanism: Modernism in the Age of Globalization School of Architecture
  • Panjab University, India Pedagogy of the Chandigarh Urban Lab Keynote at Modern Trends in the Pedagogy of Architecture Symposium, Chandigarh College of Architecture
  • Goldsmiths College, London with Columbia University Uncertain Urbanism The Cultural Politics of Preservation in Globalization

2011

  • The Cooper Union Chandigarh and Indian Modernism The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
  • IISER – Indian Institute of Science and Education Research, India Globalization and the Modernist City
  • NIS – National Institute of Science, India Preservation and Uncertainty: Globalization and the Modernist City Urban Studies Program

2010

  • L’Université de Lausanne, Switzerland The Modern City in the Age of Globalization Utopia and the Reality of Urbanism in the 20th Century, La Section d’histoire de l’art
  • Princeton University Unthinking Modernism School of Architecture
  • Gartner Center at SAAM-Seattle Asian Art Museum The Many Truths: Diversity of the Sacred in Indian History and Architecture Sacred Sites of Asia Lecture Series
  • Swissnex, San Francisco Chandigarh: Sustainable before Sustainability
  • University of Washington The Chandigarh Urban LabDevelopment, Diaspora and the Next Generation: Mapping Learning and Building South Asian Community, South Asia Center
  • The Cooper Union Indian Modernism The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
  • Ansal University, India The Argumentative Tradition and Contemporary in Indian Architecture at Sushant School of Art and Architecture
  • Panjab University Issues in Chandigarh Conservation Keynote at conclusion of Archo 2010, Chandigarh College of Architecture
  • Princeton University Modernism Unbound? The Chandigarh Urban Lab School of Architecture

2009

  • Ansal University, India The Argumentative Tradition and the Vexing Question of Indianness in Indian Architecture Sushant School of Art and Architecture
  • Columbia University Preservation as Critical Practice: The Chandigarh Urban Lab The Cultural Politics of Preservation Symposium, Co-conveners: Gayatri C. Spivak and Jorge Otero-Pailos
  • Yale University Modernism Unbound? The Chandigarh Urban Lab School of Architecture
  • Yale University The Argumentative Tradition and the Historiography of the Architecture of India South Asian Studies Colloquium
  • The Cooper Union Chandigarh, the Argumentative Tradition and the Question of ‘Indianness’ The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
  • SAAM_Seattle Asian Art Museum Jaipur: An Indian Modern City in the Age of Colonization in Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur Exhibition
  • A3 Foundation, India Sustainable before Sustainability: The Modernist Housing of Chandigarh
  • CEPT University, India The Argumentative Tradition and the Question of ‘Indianness’ School of Architecture
  • ARCAM, Amsterdam Building India: Critical Modernism and the Question of ‘Indianness’ Symposium for the ‘Building India’ Exhibition

2008

  • The Cooper Union Modernism In India: Rethinking The History Of Modern Architecture As A Global Construct Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

2007

  • University of Washington Harnessing Growth: Towards a roadmap for graphing the future of India’s cities Forum for Urban Studies in South Asia, Simpson Center for the Humanities
  • Seattle Arts and Lectures Sacred Cities – Five lectures on Banaras, Madurai, Angkor Wat, The Forbidden City and Kyoto
  • Sunset Club, Seattle An Introduction to Religion through architecture Three invited lectures
  • Punjab University, India Roman Might vs. the Buddhist Sangha: World Architecture in the Year Zero Chandigarh College of Architecture
  • The Cooper Union Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

2006

  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier: Formal Orders on a Vast Indian Plain
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier: Formal Orders on a Vast Indian Plain
  • University of Adelaide, Australia Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier: Formal Orders on a Vast Indian Plain

2005

  • Panjab University, India Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier: Formal Orders on a Vast Indian Plain Chandigarh College of Architecture
  • The Cooper Union Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

2004

  • University of Oregon Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier
  • Sunset Club, Seattle Hindu Architecture A series of Four Lectures
  • Fondation Suisse, Paris Indian Modernism: Rethinking Chandigarh in the Post Non-Aligned World
  • Kobe University, Japan Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • AIA Seattle My Career AIA Seattle Honors Luncheon
  • Sunset Club, Seattle Chandigarh/Khajuraho
  • Roger Williams University A Global History of Architecture (with Francis Ching, Mark Jarzombek)

2003

  • Yale University The Modernist City Today
  • AIA Seattle The Future of Design Education
  • SAM-Seattle Art Museum Ajanta and Khajuraho: The Symbolic Role of Painting and Sculpture in South Asian Architecture Seattle Art Museum with People for Progress in India
  • Universidad Turcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier
  • Universidad Turcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina Doshi and Correa: Modernism and Contemporary Indian Architecture
  • Washington State University Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier

2002

  • University of Washington Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier: Formal Orders on a Vast Indian Plain College of Architecure and Urban Planning

2001

  • Columbia University The Open Hand lecture in Chandigarh Studio
  • Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier Symposium on the 10year anniversary of the Raumplan vs. Plan Libre exhibit by Max Risselada
  • 2000
  • MIT Three Open Hands: Architecture and National Identity History Theory and Criticism

1999

  • University of Washington Tacoma The Politics of the Open Hand: Nehru, Le Corbusier and the Architecture of Modernism Humanities Lecture Series
  • University of Washington Chandigarh and Jaipur: Perspectives on Modern Indian Architecture South Asia Program
  • University of Washington In the Garden of Earthly Delights: Le Corbusier in Chandigarh College of Architecture and Urban Planning

1998

  • SCIArc-Southern California Institute of Architecture Subaltern Masterplanning? Towards a new ethic of International Practice VIDEO
  • UDRI-Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai, India Jaipur Architecture: Bania Baroque or Chandigarh Regionalism; or Bania Baroque is Almost Alright
  • University of British Columbia, Canada Rethinking Chandigarh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

1997

  • American Association of University Women, Orcas Island, WA Death and Splendor: Mysteries of the Taj Islam and Perspectives of the Muslim World
  • SPACE.CITY, Seattle The Disconcerting Ambivalence of Virtual Reality, or An Unreasonable Defense of the Internet
  • University of Washington Charles Correa’s Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur: Architectural Identity in the Postcolonial Frame SACPAN: South Asia Colloquium of the Pacific Northwest

1992

  • CEPT University, India On Deconstruction School of Architecture
  • Rajasthan Studies Group, Udaipur, India The Colonial Re-Making of Jaipur Second International Conference on Rajasthan

1991

  • Regional Engineering College, Jaipur, India Rethinking Jaipur Department of Architecture

AT REFEREED EVENTS

2009

  • Metropolis and Micropolitics: South Asia’s Sutured Cities South Asia Center, Institute for Transnational Studies, and the Walter Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
  • The Future of the Nehruvian Modern City/State: The Chandigarh Urban Lab Project
  • 2009 mAAN Conference, New Delhi What is the project? Chandigarh’s modern architecture and the ethics of conservation

1999

  • ACSA National Conference Minneapolis, MNPolitics and the Recovery of Lost Knowledges
  • ACSA Annual International Conference Rome, Italy Between Objectivity and Illusion La Citta Nuova

1998

  • SAH-Society of Architectural Historians 51st Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA History’s Account: Chandigarh’s Le Corbusier vs. Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh
  • City Space and Globalization Conference Department of Planning, University of Michigan, MI Listening to the Subaltern: The Ethics of Professional Work

1997

  • Building, Dwelling Drifting 3rd International Other Connections Conference Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia Occupying the Public Plain: Transitional Identities in Chandigarh’s Esplanade

1996

  • Traditions and Modernity: Contemporary Architecture in Southeast Asia and Beyond Conference University of Tasmania, Australia and Mercu Buana University, Jakarta, Indonesia Paternity and Patronage in Chandigarh: Some Lessons for the New Tigers?
  • SAH-Society of Architectural Historians 49th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MORe-visioning Architectural Historiography in the Postcolonial Frame

1995

  • ACSA Bi-Regional Annual Conference, Southeast/Southwest Regions San Antonio TX Negotiating Postcolonial Modernity: The “East-West” Opposition and Chandigarh’s ‘Bucolic Symphony’ Internationalism Regionalism Culturalism

1993

  • Architecture (Post)modernity and Difference Conference National University of Singapore, Singapore Production of Identity in Post-Colonial Architecture: Re-Covering What We Never Had

1990

  • Context and Modernity: An International Symposium TU Delft, The Netherlands Philosophical Foundations of Critical Regionalism

AT OTHER EVENTS

2013

  • University of Washington The Museum of Knowledge: Le Corbusier imagines history History Theory Faculty Colloquium

2012

  • SAAM-Seattle Asian Art Museum Words on Water Interview and Conversation Nayanjot Lahiri

2011

  • University of Washington The Chandigarh Urban Lab Professionals Advisory Council, Department of Architecture
  • University of Washington S&M Urbanism History Theory Faculty Colloquium

2009

  • University of Washington Chandigarh and the Ethics of Preservation History Theory Faculty Colloquium

2008

  • University of Washington Third World Modernism or Just Modernism: The Question of ‘Indianness’ Colloquium of the Built Environment Ph.D.

2007

  • University of Washington UW in a Globalizing World FIUTS
  • University of Washington Glenn Murcutt: Life and Practice interview with Glenn Murcutt, CAUP Praxis Lecture Series

2004

  • University of Washington The Future of Architectural Education UW AIAS

1998

  • University of Washington Maverick Hero: S. Ram Singh and Colonial PhotographyFaculty Colloquium, College of Architecture and Urban Planning

1986

  • Cornell University On Chandigarh Exedra: Organization of the Graduate Students in Architectural History, School of Architecture