CAA Hangzhou | Reframing Regionalism

Dairy at Mehsāna (Gujarat, India) by Achyut Kanvinde | 1969-74

The 6 lectures on regionalism at CAA Hangzhou aspire to reframe the readings on regionalism and position these in the post-colonial Asian urban and architectural context. As such it takes into account notions of national identity, certain types of man-made, not industrial nor international, modern architecture. The lectures explain the struggle between heterogeneous local architectural identities and the universal uniformity of expression that was one of the products of Modernism. It continues after Le Corbusier, de- and reconstructs Louis Khan.