Who is the biggest land owner in Bangalore? Can you buy a home anywhere in the city you want to? How many slums does it have? Is it utopian to want a more equitable city? Architect and urbanist Naresh Narasimhan will address these and other questions in his talk.
Naresh Narasimhan is Managing Partner and Principal Architect of Venkataramanan Associates which will soon complete 50 years of practice. His recent initiatives include Numa, a startup accelerator and coworking space in central Bangalore. Narasimhan is a co-founder of MOD Institute, an international collective of urban designers, and is a regular advisor to government bodies.
The talk will be followed by an open Q&A with the speaker.
Sunday 19th August, 2018
We begin at 6PM
(there is parking available at the building)
|| About Speaking of the City
Bangalore’s World-Famous Semi-Deluxe Writing Program sponsors a monthly curated talk called Speaking of the City, at Shoonya – Centre for Art and Somatic Practices (on Lalbagh Road). Writers, artists, journalists, scholars, architects, scientists, entrepreneurs, historians, geographers, activists or anyone who has worked on Bangalore will be invited to speak of this city that we all inhabit.
The first talk in our lecture series, in July 2017, was with Ramachandra Guha, and was followed by a session with Vivek Shanbhag, both of which pulled in big crowds. Sugata Srinivasaraju thrilled us in October with his thoughts on growing up in the city and how it has affected his views on writing – and his work as an editor, translator, and top journalist. The fourth talk featured internationally bestselling and critically-acclaimed Lavanya Sankaran, who shared her thoughts with us in an exclusive event. In the fifth, popular history author Maya Jayapal evoked the nostalgic confluences that make Bangalore the city it is. Our last talk, was with none other than Anita Nair – on the 25th of February.