Massachusetts, 12.11.19

In December of 2019, YRP Co-founder – Pankaj Vir Gupta – was invited to lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, hosted by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. His lecture – titled “Architecture – between Ecology and History” presented a synopsis of the urban condition confronting contemporary practitioners of architecture in India. He discussed how his practive, vir.mueller architects, has sought to engage with the materials and methods of traditional construction, and redeploy them in the making of modern architecture. He also presented the research of the Yamuna River Project, and invited the audience – architecture students and faculty – to engage with the project research and propose possible collaborations.