Dick van Gameren curates Charles Correa exhibition
The exhibition ‘Building on Ideas: Charles Correa's Housing Projects’, curated by Dick van Gameren, will be on show at BK Expo, the gallery space at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment in Delft from Monday June 12 until Friday June 23, 2017.
Over the course of his 50-year career, Charles Correa realised an impressive number of important and influential projects in and outside his native country India. However, alongside his cultural and other institutional work, housing, and especially housing for the poor, remained for him one of the key - if not the primary - responsibility of an architect.
Correa’s oeuvre, especially in housing design, is remarkable for the consistency with which he addressed the various complex issues of generating habitat where forming intelligent responses to climate, culture and resources remained at the heart of all his work. Through both his built and un-built projects, deceptively simple ideas expressed with great clarity of thought help identify clear lineages between ideas and projects, whether they were for single-family homes or townships, built for the poor or for the rich.
It is the intention of the exhibition to pay tribute to Charles Correa’s legacy as one of the most prominent and inspiring authorities on housing design as well as highlight the main concerns and themes that guided his work. Through drawings, photographs and sketches from the Correa Archives, as well as models produced at the faculty in Delft, the exhibition will chart the development of Correa’s ideas on housing.
Designed and curated by Dick van Gameren (TU Delft) and Rohan Varma (TU Delft & IND, Mumbai) in collaboration with The Charles Correa Foundation (CCF, Goa).