Didi Contractor – Marrying the Earth to the Building Film Screening + Panel
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W
“Landscaping is really a key to this thing of marrying the earth to the building. There is a deeper connection which should than strengthen our own connection.” – Didi Contractor
Join the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery for a screening of “Didi Contractor – Marrying the Earth to the Building.” For the past two decades Didi Contractor has been passionately implementing her architectural visions in northwest India, the Kangra Valley at the foothills of the Himalayas, combining rural traditions with modern requirements. This poetic documentary introduces us to her creations – houses built from clay, bamboo, slate and river stone, constructed in tribute to their natural surroundings.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, and audience Q&A, featuring Janna Levitt with LGA Architectural Partners and Stephanie Hosein with Omar Gandhi Architect Inc, moderated by Zahra Ebrahim, human-centered designer/urbanist, and Executive Advisor to Deloitte on Civic Innovation.