24 episodes

The Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa is one of the most important and influential Asian architects of the 20th century. The podcast of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust builds on the repository of information available on Bawa and his practice, as well as the discourse on art and architecture in the island, through oral histories, lectures and discussions.

Geoffrey Bawa Trust Geoffrey Bawa Trust

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa is one of the most important and influential Asian architects of the 20th century. The podcast of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust builds on the repository of information available on Bawa and his practice, as well as the discourse on art and architecture in the island, through oral histories, lectures and discussions.

    Medium Design: A conversation with Keller Easterling

    Medium Design: A conversation with Keller Easterling

    A conversation with architect, theorist and writer Keller Easterling, where knowing how, rather than knowing that, can provide potentials for working. Keller is a professor at Yale University and her work has been published and exhibited extensively. This conversation was moderated by the curator of the Art and Archival Collections of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust, Shayari de Silva.

    This conversation is part of the public programme of the exhibition 'Geoffrey Bawa: It is Essential to be There'. For more information visit bawaexhibition.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Publishing and Architecture: A conversation with Lars Müller

    Publishing and Architecture: A conversation with Lars Müller

    The Geoffrey Bawa Trust is delighted to host renowned designer, publisher and educator Lars Müller for a conversation about making books. Lars works out of Zurich and has been publishing since 1983, with a focus on books on architecture, design, photography, art and society.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Gift: Closing Conversation

    The Gift: Closing Conversation

    In 2019, as part of the artistic programme commemorating Geoffrey Bawa’s 100th birthday, Lunuganga hosted a series of installations by artists and makers from Sri Lanka and abroad, in a series where the garden was explored as a site of hospitality and a place of encounter. Each artist responded to Bawa’s practice and his garden through a unique, site-specific work developed over an almost two-year period. Launched in January 2020 on the cusp of a global pandemic, the works endured a time of unprecedented uncertainty, and offered pause for reflection on the meanings of generosity and intimacy.

    Marking the closing of The Gift, the five artists, Kengo Kuma, Lee Mingwei, Chandragupta Thenuwara, Dayanita Singh and Dominic Sansoni will speak with Suhanya Raffel, (Executive Director at M+ Museum in Hong Kong and trustee, Geoffrey Bawa and Lunuganga Trust) about their experiences and processes making and engaging with work in this last year.

    • 58 min
    Maps and Modernism

    Maps and Modernism

    'Conversations Drawing from the Geoffrey Bawa Archives' is a virtual series of discussions between scholars who have engaged with the Bawa Archives and contributed to the upcoming publication 'It is Essential to be There: Drawing from the Geoffrey Bawa Archives'. The publication will accompany the forthcoming exhibition of the same name. Stay tuned for more information on both the book and exhibition.

    In this conversation 'Maps and Modernism', the speakers explore the creation of a sense of place in Bawa’s work, Jyoti Dhar looks at ways of drawing Lunuganga particularly, and Sean Anderson examines relationships with Modern Architecture.

    Jyoti Dhar | Lore of Lunuganga
    Sean Anderson | Vanishing Points
    Moderated by Shayari de Silva

    Watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel:
    www.youtube.com/geoffreybawatrust

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Reports, Resorts and Recollections

    Reports, Resorts and Recollections

    'Conversations Drawing from the Geoffrey Bawa Archives' is a virtual series of discussions between scholars who have engaged with the Bawa Archives and contributed to the upcoming publication 'It is Essential to be There: Drawing from the Geoffrey Bawa Archives'. The publication will accompany the forthcoming exhibition of the same name. Stay tuned for more information on both the book and exhibition.

    In this conversation 'Resorts, Reports and Recollections', Shirley Surya and Meghal Perera use the archives to look at the Batujimbar Development in Bali and the Galle Face Green specifically, and they are joined by Channa Daswatte who shared first-hand anecdotes to discuss the role of the drawings in Bawa’s practice.

    Shirley Surya | Place, Flows, and Transformations – Bawa in Bali
    Meghal Perera | The Unbuilt Urban in Bawa’s Galle Face Green Report
    Channa Daswatte | Drawing Stories
    Moderated by Shayari de Silva

    Watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/geoffreybawatrust

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Archives And Places

    Archives And Places

    'Conversations Drawing from the Geoffrey Bawa Archives' is a virtual series of discussions between scholars who have engaged with the Bawa Archives and contributed to the upcoming publication 'It is Essential to be There: Drawing from the Geoffrey Bawa Archives'. The publication will accompany the forthcoming exhibition of the same name. Stay tuned for more information on both the book and exhibition.

    In this conversation 'Archives and Places', Shayari de Silva and Tariq Jazeel present their research about the Bawa Archives and the role of such repositories in studying Modern Architectural history.

    Shayari de Silva | It is Essential to be There
    Tariq Jazeel | Rendering Place
    Moderated by Thilini Perera

    Watch this presentation on our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/geoffreybawatrust

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Arts

BBC Radio 4
Liv Albert
Maddie and Lauren Orlando
TED
MARVELS
Shopaholic Confessions