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Lutyens's Architecture in New Delhi
Politics, Planning & Personality

May 13, 2021 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Grant Marani
Grant F. Marani, AIA, FRAIA, a Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, has for almost four decades led the design of a wide variety of projects—from chapels to courthouses, private residences to entire residential neighborhoods—across the United States, Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore. A graduate of the University of Melbourne (B.Arch., 1979) and Cornell University (M.Arch., 1984), he joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1984 becoming a Partner in 2000. He co-leads the firm’s extensive work in China and is currently Project Partner for the planning and design of several large-scale residential communities. Grant's work has appeared in numerous publications in the U.S. and abroad and he is the co-author of Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (The Monacelli Press, 2014), and Houses: Robert A.M. Stern Architects (The Monacelli Press, 2021).
Swapna Liddle
Swapna Liddle is an author and historian with a specialization in the history of Delhi. Her interest in Delhi began with an examination of cultural change under early colonial rule, the subject of a PhD thesis. More recently she has been taking a longer view of the city, looking at a range of questions, such as the development of an ‘aura’ of imperial power, and city planning in the context of specific polities such as the Mughal and Colonial, and the evolution of spaces in the context of multiple identities. Many of these questions also closely impinge on present-day concerns about ‘heritage’, its definition, ownership and management, issues that Swapna is interested in. She has been raising awareness about the need to preserve the diverse heritage of Delhi, among stakeholders and the general public, over the last two decades. She is the author of Connaught Place and the Making of New Delhi, Chandni Chowk: The Mughal City of Old Delhi, and Delhi: 14 Historic Walks.