and Workshop
15th - 20th
February 2016
KRVIA, Mumbai

The Workshop and International Symposium "i-Mumbai: Identity and Heritage on the fringes of an Indian Metropolis", will be held in Mumbai, between the 15th and 20th of February, 2016.

Heritage associated to the minority communities of Mumbai's metropolitan region has often been under-researched and, at times, neglected. Many of the city's oldest buildings are associated to the East Indian community, while others are related to other religious minorities, having a rich and diverse heritage value. The Workshop and International Symposium aim at debating heritage and conservation interventions, both at urban and building levels. The symposium will also broaden the relation between the two organising institutions from India and Portugal.


Organizers: Sidh Losa Mendiratta, Walter Rossa, Aneerudha Paul and Manoj Parmar.




Workshop and Symposium

Workshop: The workshop taking place between the 15th and 19th of February will address a selection of heritage sites associated to the city's religious minorities. Each site shall be subject to a study and an idea plan by a group of students guided by a monitor. Most sites present a multi-layered history, adding to their architectural value, and the ideas proposed by the student groups aim at presenting solutions to the eminent threats that endanger the sites' integrity.

Symposium: The international symposium happening on the 19th of February will include presentations from twelve speakers, after welcoming addresses (see PDF program). The twelve speakers will be distributed through four panels. Each panel will included a question session after the presentations

Download the program in PDF

Following the Workshop and Conference, an exhibition with the panels produced by the students will be held in KRVIA from the 22nd of February onwards. This exhibition aims at presenting to a wider audience the ideas generated during the workshop, and will form the nucleus of a larger exhibition, planned for Portugal, in 2017.