What makes Marine drive so special? What is so unique about Mumbai's old cinema houses? Why is some kind of furniture so expensive at chor Bazaar? The answer is Art Deco - the style that swept the world in the 1920s and '30s and also took Bombay by storm. Now, for the first time in the city, Avid presents a full day workshop decoding this movement. Experts will not only speak about its history and its importance to Mumbai but also on how to recognize Art Deco furniture, jewellery and much else. The workshop ends with a tour of some of the most remarkable building of the city.
Mustansir Dalvi is Professor of Architecture in Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai. He has post graduate qualifications in Architecture and Indian Aesthetics from the University of Mumbai. He has lectured, read and published several papers on architectural education and contemporary Indian architectural history. He has written for the monographs: 'Buildings that shaped Bombay: the Architecture of G. B. Mhatre', 'Quiet Conversations: the architecture of Kamu Iyer' and most recently for a volume on Mulk Raj Anand (Marg Publications). He is also published in Domus, the Journal of Italian Design, Marg, Art India, Architecture+Design, Indian Architect & Builder, Architecture: time, space & people and the Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects. He is particularly interested in the development of Bombay's architecture during its emergence as a vibrant metropolis.Read more
Vikas Dilawari is a practicing conservation architect with more than two decades of experience exclusively in conservation field, ranging from urban to architecture. He is presently the Head of Department of Conservation Dept at KRVIA Mumbai. He was instrumental with INTACH Mumbai chapter to list the CST station as World Heritage Site in 2004. Several of his projects have received national and international recognition. One of the significant one being the restoration of Dr Bhau Daji lad Museum in Mumbai. This got the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Excellence in 2005 and very recently one of his works namely restoration of Sethna, Patel, Gamadia and Dadyseth patel off Wadia street in Tardeo got the UNESCO ASIA PACIFIC award of Distinction in 2012 He was a member of Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee 2008-2011 and board of governor in MMR Heritage Conservation Society (2008-2011).Read more
Sidharth Bhatia author of “Cinema Modern: The Navketan Story”, has been a journalist for over 35 years, working both in India and abroad. He is a regular commentator – in newspapers and on television – on current affairs, society and culture. Till December 2009, he was on the editorial board that launched DNA and ran the editorial page of the paper. He was awarded the press fellowship to Wolfson College, Cambridge and made an associate fellow of the college in 2001. He was a foreign correspondent in South Africa during the transition to democracy in 1993.Read more