Jul '12 - Jan '13
In the advent of the technology boom in India, and accompanying an emerging middle class, comes an architecture of which is foreign to Chandigarh. It is here, in IT Park, where emerging companies place their monuments. These structures stand against the traditional concrete and masonry construction, reverting to steel in order to support its vast curtain walls. The buildings are enclosed in a boundary of electrified wire, no visitors are allowed, and per usual- no pictures.
An Indo Inquisition is a thirteen-week train expedition across India. The journey will document the influences of international modernism and British occupation, as well as compare the effects of wealth accumulation, culture, religion, and poverty with economic growth and their effect on the built environment.