Space in Cinema; Time in Architecture

Auroville, May 1 – 4, 2020

Course Overview

While Time is seen as the primary domain of interest within the field of moving image practices, Spatial understanding and design are seen as  the work of architecture and urban planning. However, each has a significant influence and affect on the other. Space in Cinema; Time in Architecture is a four-day workshop that will explore the possible overlaps between the two disciplines of Cinema and Architecture. It will look at the possible learnings for each discipline from the expertise of the other. The programme will include screenings and exercises in detailed analysis through the interdisciplinary framework of fiction and documentary film, architecture and visual art.

Course DirectorsAbhijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar’s shared passions for film and architecture rendered them natural collaborators. Kishore is a filmmaker and cinematographer who stretches the boundaries of documentary filmmaking, incorporating multidisciplinary elements as he explores the capacity and influence of moving images. Shivkumar is an urban designer and architect interested in the social issues that shape usage of and infrastructure around built spaces. As collaborators they have delved into an exploration of Indian modernity that encompasses a look at the country’s changing citizenry and evolving ideas about how architecture defines notions of home, spotlighted in their recent film  Nostalgia for the Future, which was part of Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019-2020), screened at Documenta 14 (2017) and Dhaka Art Summit (2018) and awarded the Best Documentary Award at IDSFFK, Trivandrum. Kishore has directed nearly a dozen films and worked as a cinematographer on more than fifty. Shivkumar has served as principal of his own architecture and interior design firm since 2002 and is the director of Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai. Both men have deep roots in academia, regularly giving lectures, publishing articles, and curating film programs. Their other films are Vertical City (2010), Electric Shadows (2016), Squeeze Lime in Your Eye  (2018) and Lovely Villa – Architecture as Autobiography (2019).

Selection Criteria: First – Come – First – Served basis. 

Certificates: All participants will recieve participation certificate.

Accommodation: Hostel Facility may be available on twin sharing basis in ‘Mitra Youth Hostel’ @ 350/- per day including breakfast. Reservations for hostel need to be done in advance – within 6 days of confirmation of selection for the course. 

Venue:  Cinema Paradiso, Town Hall, Auroville, Tamil Nadu – 605101

Medium of Instruction: English

Contribution for Participation: Rs 4,000/- per participant

Application Details: to be updated soon

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