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Society Interiors - - TALKING SHOP -

Prof. Christo­pher Charles Ben­ninger de­liv­ered the third Jhab­vala Me­mo­rial lec­ture re­cently at the In­dia In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre, New Delhi. Pro­fes­sor Ben­ninger nar­rated the sto­ries that shaped his life and with the stu­dents.

The talk or­gan­ised an­nu­ally by the Jhab­vala fam­ily and SPA New Delhi (School of Plan­ning and Ar­chi­tec­ture) in­vites an in­tel­lec­tual from the pro­fes­sion of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Plan­ning to de­liver this one-hour talk. The pre­vi­ous speak­ers were Ar. Raj Re­wal and Ar. Rahul Mehro­tra. An eru­dite au­di­ence of 300 com­prised vet­eran ar­chi­tects, plan­ners, in­tel­lec­tu­als, aca­demi­cians and a few stu­dents from the Delhi re­gion.

Em­i­nent per­son­al­i­ties from the arts, ar­chi­tec­ture, pol­i­tics and me­dia at­tended the talk. Some of the well-known per­son­al­i­ties at the talk were, Shri. Shivraj Patil, Aman Nath of Neem­rana Ho­tels, Ra­jiv Sethi, cu­ra­tor of art at Cha­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ma­haraj In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Mum­bai, Mas­ter Ar­chi­tect, Raj Re­wal, Ar­chi­tect Ran­jit Sabiki, who started the Depart­ment of Ur­ban De­sign at SPA New Delhi, Land­scape Ar­chi­tect Ravin­dra Bhan, who started the Depart­ment of Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture at SPA New Delhi, Ar.S. K. Das , Ar. Suneet Paul Edi­tor of A + D, Jus­tice P S Narayan, Prof. Jatin Bhatt, Ar. Mi­hir Bhat, Prof. Ge­orge Mathews , Di­rec­tor of In­sti­tute of So­cial Sciences, Ar. Pradeep Sachadeva, and Jour­nal­ists Nideesh Tyagi and Ab­hi­lash Khan­dekar.

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