Nikolaus Hirsch and Shveta Sarda
When a slum in Delhi was torn down in the name of “urban renewal” – and nothing was planned to replace it – a group of architects, artists and urbanists from the Architectural Association in London stepped into the vacuum. Led by Frankfurtbased architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller, a high-powered group including Raqs Media Collective, Superflex and Hu Fang started designing a prototype for a hybrid community center, school, studio and gallery. This compelling book documents the prototype structure for the “mohalla” (Hindi for neighborhood) that has been shown in Vienna and at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, among other venues. Many voices, from the community residents to international artists, were engaged to redefine and reinvigorate this urban space.
60 b&w and 30 color
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