School of Environment and Architecture


SEA Conversations
The Architecture of Sinan and the World View
Neesha Mevada
Sinan, the chief Ottoman Architect in 16th century, completed more than 400 projects in a career of 50 years (1538 to 1588 CE) and revolutionized architecture form & space in conjunction with materials, natural light, geometric purity of structural system, and discoveries in seismic engineering. Although Sinan was a contemporary of Palladio & Michelangelo, his profound contribution remains largely undermentioned in the academia and also outside the geographical regions where his buildings are found.
The talk puts forth a semiotic reading of metaphysical landscapes of Sinan’s architecture and revisits Renaissance domed building cultures of the 16th Century through maps, measured drawings, movie clips & some of the extraordinary photographs by Turkish photographer Kamil Fırat.
Neesha Mewada is a Mumbai based practicing architect and a graduate from Mumbai University. While gaining hands-on experience under esteemed architects Vikas Dilawari & Brinda Somaya she began her independent architectural practice. To combine her professional work with teaching and research works, she began her teaching career holding visiting lectureship at various colleges of Mumbai University. As an independent researcher, she co-curated with Kamil Fırat - first exhibition in India on Sinan titled ‘CELEBARTING MIMAR SINAN’ under the joint association of Turkish Consulate General in Mumbai & Rachana Sansad’s Academy of Architecture.
on Friday,
13th December 2019
at 6:30 pm
School of Environment & Architecture,
Eksar Road, Borivali (W), Mumbai - 400 091
T: +91 86550 02156
The event is partly supported by UDRI and free and open to public.