Lecture: Studio Mumbai – Lore


Date: 02.02.2017

Time: 19:00

Venue: Memorial Hall, University College Dublin School of Architecture, Richview, Clonskeagh, Dublin


A body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth.

The space between the eye and the base of the bill of a bird or between the eye and nostril of a snake.

Lore carries tacit knowledge through past, present and future –
answers to each time lie in its appropriation.

Most importantly, it is intuitive and rational; subjective and objective at the same time – essential to both survival and nourishment of mankind.

Studio Mumbai is a human infrastructure of skilled craftsmen and architects who design and build the work directly. Gathered through time, this group shares an environment created from an iterative process, where ideas are explored through the production of large-scale mock-ups, models, material studies, sketches and drawings. Projects are developed through careful consideration of place and a practice that draws from traditional skills, local building techniques, materials, and an ingenuity arising from limited resources. The essence of the work lies in the relationship between land and architecture. The endeavour is to show the genuine possibility in creating buildings that emerge through a process of collective dialogue and a face-to-face sharing of knowledge.

Bijoy Jain was born in Mumbai, India in 1965 and received his M. Arch from Washington University in St Louis, USA in 1990. He worked in Los Angeles and London between 1989 and 1995 and returned to India in 1995 to found his practice Studio Mumbai.

Photography credit: Hélène Binet

Note this talk is organised by University College Dublin School of Architecture and supported by the Architectural Association of Ireland. Please note details may be subject to change, the AAI advise that attendees review final details on this website on the day of the event.

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