Sumita’s book cover with thanks to Taylor & Francis and Routledge’s permission. Sumita lectures at London Metropolitan University on the MA
Free event to launch her new book in the RIBA Bookshop
24th April, 2012, 6.30pm
Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources: Talk & Discussion
RIBA Bookshop, 66, Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
To mark the recent publication of Sumita Sinha’s ‘Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources’ the author and Nabeel Hamdi ‘Small Change’ will have a conversation about architecture activism in a global environment, design and cultural diversity, the lack of available natural resources and finding a solution through sustainable construction methods to meet basic housing needs globally. They will also discuss women’s involvement and leading roles in regeneration projects. There will be a round of Q&A’s afterwards.
This event is FREE to attend and there is no need to book
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Last night I attended the launch at RIBA which was staging a ‘Late Tuesdays’ event throughout the building. The whole place including the bookshop, library, bar and cafe was buzzing with curious souls looking at exhibitions, tours, films and lectures on Women in Architecture (WiA).
I attended the RIBA Bookshop launch of Sumita’s and Nabeel’s books and the discussion was animated. At least 30 people grappled with issues around poverty, design and aesthetics. Robert Mull, architects + students in the audience asked questions around the nature of change. Nabeel and Sumita were inspiring and generous with their insights. There were no easy answers.