Foreword

NANDITA CORREA MEHROTRA

DIRECTOR
Charles Correa Foundation

The Charles Correa Memorial Lecture in Kolkata will be an excellent forum for architects to speak to the citizens of the city on issues that are seminal to Architecture, Housing and Urbanisation, all of which were central to Correa’s work, and his contributions to the architecture of post-Independent India. The Charles Correa Foundation will support this effort by trying to identify speakers, as well as partner with the group of architects in Kolkata to see the continuing success of this series over the coming years.

We do hope the annual lectures are archived, as apart from being particularly relevant today, they will also be an important resource for people to be able to access in the future.

We are grateful to Harsh Neotia of Ambuja Neotia for sponsoring the Charles Correa Memorial Lecture, and to Ashish Acharjee and his colleagues for spearheading this initiative.