Presentation, explaining the installation "Squaring the Circle" by Sameep Padora at conference "inhabitations: Conference on Contemporary Practices of Space" held in January 2018 at Jaipur Kala Kendra
Many thanks to Rupali & Prasad and to the curatorial team for inviting me to be a part of this conference, and to Pooja Sood for hosting the exhibition and this event at this incredible building.
The email from Prasad allocating a general framework asked that I structure my talk on projecting the broader theme of Drawing & Thinking Space through processes involving computational techniques. My lecture today though structured on this broad thematic will attempt to look at Mathematics & Geometry as a basis for computational techniques, divorced somewhat from any indulgence or focus on the tools for this exercise.
The project is a tribute to the genius of Charles Correa, It’s entirely probable that the formal potential of this space would have been possible for Mr Correa to achieve without the computational tools available to us (he did design the folded concrete pavilion for Hindustan Lever in the early 60’s) the computational tools perhaps are only beginning to preempt how his genius might have pushed our understanding of Space & Form with these tools, had he worked in today’s time.