Architecture has often been a reflection of rulers, economics or the milieu. It has spoken of regimes and their priorities. The architecture of Lucknow, holds very true to that premise. It is a reflection of the aspirations and attempts to meet them.
Without knowing the cultural context, it would be difficult to understand any building, more so in the city of Lucknow. The people, religion, history, their dreams and their lives are all bound together in the architecture that comes forth.
In our attempt to understand this relationship to the past, we shall be conducting a presentation on the same. Presented by Revati Garde, Architect.
As a preamble to understanding the culture, we shall also be having a brief Introduction to Islamic tradition and its effect on architecture. Presented by Asghar Ali Khan, Architect.