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Building blocks of Mumbai

A talk looks at how the city's architecture has gone from being distinct to drab

An aerial view of CST
An aerial view of CST

"We've forgotten how to preserve our cultural heritage. The architecture has lost its beauty. Now, it's only about making money," says Ishaan Jajodia, 19-year-old founder of The Mumbai Art Collective, which will host A Walk in Wonderland, a discussion on the changing face of architecture in the city.

An Art Deco stone carving on a South Mumbai building
An Art Deco stone carving on a South Mumbai building

Artist Kausik Mukopadhyay will lead the discussion and share insights on the evolution of Mumbai's architecture, where it is headed, and how we can innovate. "People designed beautiful buildings in the past, like CST, a Gothic masterpiece, as well as the Art Deco beauties across Marine Drive and Oval Maidan. Now, every building looks the same. This needs to change," says Jajodia.

Founder Ishaan Jajodia (left) with members of The Mumbai Art Collective team
Founder Ishaan Jajodia (left) with members of The Mumbai Art Collective team

The collective regularly hosts workshops and talks on topics related to art. "You don't have to be an architect to attend. The talk is all about learning to appreciate architecture. Appreciation is the first step to recognition," Jajodia signs off.

ON: July 2, 4 pm to 8 pm
AT: Gharaonda, Ashoka Building, SV Road, Bandra (W).
CALL: 7738561127
ENTRY: Rs 100

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