The Monograph as a project

August 2012

I was commissioned by a practice in Bangalore, India, Vivek Shankar Design Practice (VSDP) to conceptualise a monograph that not only documents the last decade of the work done by the practice but also, paves a way to project the practice in the future. After discussions with Vivek, we agreed to use the existing monograph format as seen in the El Croquis magazine with clear drawings and photographic evidence that displays the built work of the practice and augment it with essays, interviews, debates and round-tables to re-situate the work within the city and the work of other similar architectural practices in the city.

The project involved conceptualising the book as an object and orchestrating the conversations sto envision the work in its greater context within the city, and a dialogue about architectural practice as a whole. The book itself was a dialogue about the role of the monograph as a way to construct knowledge.

The photograph used above is from the work of the practice.

Final Book_High Res_content
The content page of the monograph displaying the breadth of the project

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