Finding Hope, Happiness and Meaning in Architecture. ARTIST, CURATOR AND ARCHITECT, NISHA MATHEW GHOSH REFLECTS ON FINDING BALANCE IN ARCHITECTURE AND WORKING TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
There’s an air of quiet restraint about her demeanour, and this permeates in everything she does, whether it’s her curatorial narratives, experiments in design or her architectural interventions. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, architect Nisha
Mathew Ghosh’s oeuvre stands at the convergence of urban readings, architecture, design and art.
More recently,her curatorial intervention for the India Pavilion at the London Design Biennale, only reiterated her reflective and inclusive approach to art and architecture. The theme ‘Resonance’ inspired her to weave a complex yet cohesive narrative of ‘scientific research, architecture, community movements, state-of-the-art manufacturing, traditional crafts, water experiments, and so on.’ The intent was to build ecosystems of collaborative design expertise to address the critical needs of the world today.
Mathew Ghosh credits her fascination for architecture and design to her geophysicist father and mother who was a teacher of geography. “I would spend hours looking at and investigating rocks of different shades and textures which my father brought back from his travels. My mother and I would discuss these inimitable mysteries of the earth. I was fascinated then with random streaks of colour and texture that appeared and disappeared within the rock and I wanted to know the stories of how they got there.
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