We are proud to announce the launch of Domus India on Saturday 12 November 2011 at 6.30 pm, on the lawns of the Chhatrapati Shivaiji Mahraj Vastu Sanghralaja (formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India), Mumbai.
Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA, recipient of the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, will deliver the keynote address & Domus Editor-in-Chief Joseph Grima will introduce Domus to India. This will be followed by a conversation with a distinguished panel of preeminent architects—Bijoy Jain, Christopher Benninger, Kapil Gupta, Soumitro Ghosh—about the present and future possibilities in the practice of architecture and allied arts, and the importance of time, place and resource in the execution of projects, both live and as ideas.
The Indian edition of Domus will be a space for the dissemination of original and rigorous thought in architecture and design. It will provide a sharp critical focus on the zeitgeist and the possible resultant futures for architecture and design in the Indian subcontinent. Domus has been brought to India by Spenta Multimedia, India's largest custom publisher.
Domus is a monthly international architecture, interiors, art and design magazine from Italy with a long and distinguished history of over eight decades. The magazine was conceived in 1928 by architect Gio Ponti who, from 1929 on, was supported by the publisher Gianni Mazzocchi with Editoriale Domus, created specifically to publish the magazine. Every issue of Domus maintains the value of interpreting contemporary aesthetic, theoretical and construction paradigms. Domus is a point of reference for architects, industry professionals, designers and students, for whom it is also a valuable tool for work, for staying abreast with the news and for expanding and deepening knowledge.
Maneck Davar, Publisher
Radhika Desai, Editor