Nostalgia For The Future
Nostalgia for the Future examines Indian modernity, the making of the citizen, and the architecture of the home. It looks at four distinct imaginations of homes and bodies across examples of buildings constructed over the course of a century. Lukhshmi Vilas Palace in Baroda is a gigantic home that was built by a progressive monarch in the late nineteenth century. Villa Shodhan in Ahmedabad is a private residence that was designed by Le Corbusier, and that represents the idea of domesticity within Nehruvian modernity. Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad epitomizes the Gandhian aspirations of the nation-state. Public housing in post-independence Delhi was designed by the government of India to house refugees from Pakistan and the bureaucrats of the newly-independent nation. The film explores these spaces and imagines the bodies that were meant to inhabit them through the evocation of the cinematic and aural collective memory of a nation.
Directors Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar will join UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies moderator Bhaskar Sarkar for a post-screening Q&A.
The event is free but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.
Tickets will be released on Tuesday, October 17 at 11:00 AM.