Cascieri 23: Anupama Kundoo

Building Knowledge

Wall House One to One, 13th Venice Biennale

Wall House One to One, 13th Venice Biennale; © 2012 Andreas Deffner

  • 03/12/2015

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall
    Boston Architectural College
    320 Newbury Street, Boston


  • Free and open to the public

  • Lectures

The Boston Architectural College invites you to attend Building Knowledge, presented by Anupama Kundo, architect and educator, as part of the Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities series.

Anupama Kundoo's internationally recognized and award-winning architecture practice started in 1990 anddemonstrates a strong focus on material research and experimentation towards an architecture that has low environmental impact and is appropriate to the socio-economic context. Anupama has built extensively in India and has worked, researched and taught in a range of cultural contexts across the world including TU Berlin, AA School of Architecture London, Parsons New School of Design New York, and University of Queensland Brisbane. She is currently Professor at UCJC Madrid where she is Chair of ‘Affordable Habitat'. She is also the Strauch Visiting Critic at Cornell University.

Anupama's work extends to urban design and planning projects, with her background in rapid urbanization related development issues.. She taught urban management at the TU Berlin and recently proposed strategies for a future city for Africa, as part of the Milan Triennale 2014. She is the author of ‘Roger Anger: Research on Beauty/Recherche sur la Beauté, Architecture 1958-2008' published in Berlin by Jovis Verlag in 2009. Her latest publication is a book chapter ‘Rethinking affordability in economic and environmental terms' in the Routledge book ‘Inclusive Urbanisation: Rethinking Policy, Practice and Research in the Age of Climate Change', 2015.

Anupama was born in Pune, India in 1967. She graduated from Sir JJ College of Architecture, University of Mumbai in 1989, and received her PhD degree from the TU Berlin in 2008. In 2013, Kundoo received an honorable mention in the ArcVision International Prize for Women in Architecture for ‘her dedication when approaching the problem of affordability of construction and sustainability in all aspects'.

There will be a reception following the lecture in McCormick Gallery in the College's 320 Newbury Street building.

The Dean Arcangelo Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities was established by the BAC Alumni Association in 1992 to honor the spirit of volunteerism. Each year, the BAC invites a distinguished speaker to present a public lecture on the many ways in which architecture and design interact with other disciplines, and enrich our common life. It is thanks to our volunteers, as well as the donors and sponsors who contribute so generously to the Cascieri Lectureship Fund, that this lectureship is made possible.