Hall of Nations. ITPO doesn't want it, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry thinks it holds no currency, and the Delhi Government's Heritage Conservation Ccommittee see no heritage in it. So are there other ways to save it? With this in view, Architexturez sent out a call over social media, we asked anyone, everyone, to 'save' the buildings by placing them everywhere in our imaginary, to see, if the universal values embodied in here can allow it to find new sites in our imagining - if they will endure.
Shubhra Raje and Vrinda Jariwala placed the buildings in situ within contemporary pieces of cinema and literature.
It is demanded by a section of Delhi society and its socialites that these buildings be conserved. Conservation, however, in a primary sense refers to the ability to determine that a certain quantity will remain the same despite adjustment of the container, shape, or apparent size1 it is an ability we acquire as children.
- 1. Piaget, J. (1965). The child's conception of number. New York: W. Norton Company & Inc.