2015 FIELD SEMINAR

Architecture in the Rio de la
Plata Basin: Between Tradition
and Cosmopolitanism

September 1-12, 2015
AIA CES: 45 LU/HSW

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Magnitudes of Change:
Local Sites & Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment

Saturday, April 18
8:30 am-12:30 pm

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SAH 68th Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois
April 15-19, 2015

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Mighty Mumbai: Urbs Primus in Indus

March 6, 2015 | By Amber N. Wiley

Mumbai

Palimpsest. Microcosm. Hybrid. Pluralist. Diasporic. Cosmopolitan. Third world. Postindustrial. Postcolonial. Post-Independence. Global. Hypermodern. Slum. Polynuclear. Agglomeration. (Con)fusion. Bombay. Mumbai.

“Mombay.” I kept typing it. “Mombay.” When I was looking for articles on Mumbai and had little luck typing “Mumbai” I decided to search instead for “Bombay.” The city only officially changed its name in 1996 after the Hindu nationalist party Shiv Sena won elections in the state of Maharashtra. Literary scholar Rashmi Varma characterizes this act as “provincializing the global city.” Much of the literature I read discussed architectural and urban trends in “Bombay.” Somewhere along the way, however, “Mombay” was all my brain could manage.

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2015 Field Seminar (9/1-12) 
 
3/10 
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