[Reader-list] [announcements] Reminder: Talk on 3rd June

PUKAR pukar at pukar.org.in
Wed Jun 1 10:35:16 IST 2005

The PUKAR Gender and Space Project


presents a talk


by Nandita Godbole




The making of an immigrant home

Representation and improvisation of inherited cultural landscapes in immigrant homes


date:                 Friday, 03 June 2005

time:                 3 p.m.

place:               PUKAR Office, 2nd Floor, Kamanwala Chambers, Opp Stand Book Stall, Sir. P M Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001. 

    Tel: 5574-8152




Overlays of political borders, contested lands and cultural landscapes often complicate and blur definitions of home.  In culturally diverse, cosmopolitan cities, immigrant families continually reinterpret the fundamental question, "What is home?"  As these families define their physical and cultural 'selves' in their adopted country, we witness the transformation of ordinary, mundane places into socio-culturally complex neighborhoods and cities.

This on-going study examines how immigrants use visual elements to reflect their intrinsic values and philosophies and reinforce the idea of 'home'.  It also explores how 'inherited' cultural landscapes influence, shape and define homemaking sensitivities of immigrant families.


Nandita Godbole has a Masters degree in Botany (University of Mumbai) and Landscape Architecture (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). She is currently an independent researcher and her areas of interest include public space usage and sacred landscapes. 

PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research)

Address:: 1-4, 2nd Floor, Kamanwala Chambers, Sir P. M. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001
Telephone:: +91 (022) 5574 8152 / +91 (0) 98204 04010
Email:: pukar at pukar.org.in
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