The Shalini Passi Art Foundation Presents ‘Air, Water, Light’ A Talk With Bijoy Jain, Founder, Studio Mumbai

The Foundation has an extensive program of events planned for the forthcoming year.


The Shalini Passi Art Foundation presents " Air, Water, Light" - a talk with the eminent architect Bijoy Jain on Friday 22 March 2019, curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala at the India International Centre (IIC), C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, New Delhi.

Bijoy Jain, founder of the architecture practice Studio Mumbai, is known for his earth-bound material sensibilities, abiding respect for local resources, and deep concern for the relationship between man in nature – nature in man.

 In his upcoming talk " Air, Water, Light", Jain will reflect on the importance of these elements to his practice; the idea of Ontology as a framework for observing and responding to natural site phenomena; and searching for the “Genius Loci” - the spirit of place - as the origin in conceiving and developing a project.

Speaking on this approach of using architecture as an act of storytelling to accentuate the inherent nature of place or space, Jain says: "Civilisation is built on an aqueous footing, a world that is in a constant flux, a culture continually in an ebb and flow. It’s about being attentive to the environment, the materials, and its inhabitants."

 Bijoy Jain represents the vanguard of a contemporary architectural movement that seeks inspiration in ecology, and the culture of man within the environment. Jain's deep respect for these factors is central to the studio's practice, which incorporates elements of science and being - taking the poetic essence of a place and using it to inform spatial forms.

The Foundation has an extensive program of events planned for the forthcoming year, including a number of talks and lectures with eminent speakers from a range of different artistic disciplines, and a large-scale survey show to take place at the end of the year. For more information, see and

Event details:

 Date: Friday, 22nd March 2019 Time: 2 to 4.30 pm

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