Building worlds: Encounters of Praxis & Obsolescence
The talk will use recent work to consider questions of obsolescence for buildings and cities. It will investigate the entanglements between modernist architecture, collective memory, and meaning in the built environment, to offer reflections on an antimodernist ethos of care, repair and participatory praxis.
Sarosh Anklesaria is the T. David Fitz-Gibbon Professor of Architecture and Track Chair of the M.Arch program at Carnegie Mellon University. Anklesaria’s work considers architecture’s entanglements with questions of ecological justice, obsolescence and care. His design research has been supported by the Richard Rogers Fellowship from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Taliesin Fellowship and the Art Omi Residency. Anklesaria’s writing, design, research, and advocacy work has been published in The New York Times, The Architectural Review, Domus, Architect’s Newspaper, Design Today and recently in Expansions: Responses to How Will We Live Together for the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. He has worked as an architect for Diller Scofidio and Renfro, Herzog & de Meuron and B.V. Doshi. Anklesaria holds a diploma in architecture from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and a post-professional Master of Architecture from Cornell University.