The Takshila Lecture on Architecture & Society

Architectural practice today is pushed to the peripheries of society it claims to serve. After two cycles of rigorously reviewing contemporary architecture from a diverse pool of practices, The Merit List strives to bring forth pertinent discussions on critical issues to a larger audience. The Merit List Jury over the past cycles has been able to articulate some immediate and urgent concerns that the fraternity of Architects and Designers in India must confront.

The Takshila Lecture on Architecture and Society is delivered by an eminent professional / academician that addresses growing disparity between the practice and pedagogy of Architecture in India, and the realities of our social, cultural and economic contexts. The lecture and the following dialogue aims to challenge the status-quo with a conviction that an open and honest conversation on the state of practice will instigate positive change.

2018
The first lecture was presented by Prof Neelkanth Chhaya. The lecture was followed by a conversation with Bijoy Ramachandran. View the recordings here.

2021
The second lecture will be presented by Prof Níall McLaughlin on Tuesday, 26th January 2021.
Prior registrations are mandatory for the attendance. To register, click here.