‘Pocket Man’ by Bijoy Jain

Award-winning architect and founder of the internationally renowned Studio Mumbai, Bijoy Jain pours into his practice a variety of intriguing philosophies and insights about India. He shares a few of them in this lecture titled, Pocket Man. He starts his lecture with a few words on how his world-view was influenced by Geoffrey Bawa, the iconic Sri Lankan architect whose birth centenary is celebrated this year.

Bijoy Jain was born in 1965 in Mumbai and founded the prestigious Studio Mumbai in 1995. His work has won the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture from the L’Institut Francais D’Architecture and the BSI Swiss Architectural Award, among numerous other honours. Jain has a Masters in Architecture and his studio and work explore the boundaries between art, architecture and material—water, air and light being the basis of all materiality in the synthesis of his work. The idea of man in nature –nature in man.