As part of IUDI lecture series, two lectures were organized on 1st August 2015 at India Habitat Centre.

Keynote lecture was given by Prof. Rahul Mehrotra, Chair-Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. The title of the lecture was ‘Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity’ and presented research findings of the KumbhMela, Allahabad carried out in 2013 by Harvard University.

Prof. RanjaniMazumdar of JNU, New Delhi presented the second lecture ‘The Sound and Fury of Space in Contemporary Bombay Cinema’ with the help of an audio-visual presentation. The presentation focused on contemporary spatial navigations in the cinema of the 21st Century and showed the intersection of production design, aural excavations, architectural forms and fascination for old and new technologies, in the imagination of cinematic renderings of space.

The panel discussion was moderated by Prof. K.T. Ravindran and the event was attended by more than 100 IUDI members and students of architecture and urban design.