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21st 
 |  | 6:30pm | Rangswar Hall, Y. B. Chavan Centre, Nariman Point

The Scope and Limits of Dissent is a dialogue between Ashis Nandy, leading Chinese poet Bei Dao, and critic Li Tuo, and novelist Han Shaogong. The discussants for this program are Sharmistha Mohanty and Lydia Liu. This is part of the continuing India-China writers' dialogues begun by Almost Island and Jintian, in 2009. Almost Island is an online literature journal founded and edited by writer Sharmistha Mohanty, and co-edited by poet Vivek Narayanan. Jintian is a Chinese literature journal founded by poets Bei Dao and Mang Ke in 1978.

12th 
 |  | 4:30pm | Arbour AV Room, Near Bombay Stock Exchange, Fort, Mumbai-400023

The Mohile Parikh Center in collaboration with Domus India and Arbour: Reserach Initiatives in Architecture invite you to a conversation with the Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA. As curator for the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2010, architect Sejima titled her exposition ‘People meet in Architecture’. In her introduction she wrote: ‘The 2010 Architecture Biennale should be a reflection on architecture. The twenty-first century has just started. Many radical changes are taking place. In such a rapid-changing context, can architecture clarify new values and a new lifestyle for the present? ... The idea is to help people relate to architecture, to help architecture relate to people, and to help people relate to themselves. ... By experiencing architecture from different angles, people will be able to start creating their own personal “set of encounters”.’

 
30th 
 |  | 6:00pm | M. C. Ghia Hall, Kala Ghoda

Right To Dissent is an initiative convened by Tushar Joag in collaboration with the Committee for the Release of Binayak Sen, Mohile Parikh Center - The Contemporary & Clark House,(Courtesy: RBT Group). The dialogue will focus around resistance/dissent on the issue of the Binayak Sen case and the panel members will offer their individual opinions on the issue with the Right to Dissent being the core principle in a democratic society. The speakers are: Dr. Binayak Sen, Ilina Sen, Justice P.B. Sawant, Advocate Mihir Desai. The discussant for this program is Jyoti Punwani. The discussion will be followed by a performance titled 'Dastan-e Sedition' (Duration 45 mins) by Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain.

 
27th 
 |  | 6:00 pm | M. C. Ghia Hall, Kala Ghoda

Right To Dissent is an initiative convened by Tushar Joag in collaboration with the Committee for the Release of Binayak Sen, Mohile Parikh Center - The Contemporary & Clark House,(Courtesy: RBT Group) A Doctor To Defend: The Binayak Sen Story (Duration 45 mins), a film by Minnie Vaid, is an interweaving of the journey of Binayak Sen from the influences that shaped the path he was to take later, whether it was the Christian Medical College where he studied or the trade union workers’ hospital where he worked at Dalli Rajhara or the Rupantar trust that he and his wife set up to help villagers---to the choices that seem almost inevitable. The decision to investigate and speak up against excesses going on in/by the state, knowing the outcome. Prisoners of Conscience (Duration 45 mins), a film by Anand Patwardhan, is an important historical record of a traumatic period in India's recent political history, as it unravels the stories of the political prisoners during the State of Emergency that India experienced from June 1975 to March 1977.

 
17th 
 |  | 6:00 pm | Goethe Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kalaghoda

The Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were jointly awarded the 2001 Pritzker Prize, their profession’s highest honor, for combining ‘the artistry of an age-old profession with the fresh approach of a new century’s technical capabilities’. Over the past twenty years they have been involved in finding inventive architectural solutions to building a diverse range of projects – domestic, municipal and commercial – from a modest switching station for trains to a strikingly innovative approach to the design of a winery.

 
20th 
 |  | 6:00 pm | Goethe Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kalaghoda

Manufactured Landscapes is the striking documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of ‘manufactured landscapes’ – quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams – Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution.