Lunuganga – Geoffrey Bawa’s beloved garden central to his architectural practice marked its 75th anniversary this year! What does it have to say about the celebrated architect’s vision in blending art, architecture and ecology?
To commemorate Bawa and celebrate his ability to create extraordinary spaces for interdisciplinary practice, Asia Society India Centre with venue partner Khoj International Artists’ Association presents a screening of alternative docudrama Bawa’s Garden, an experimental take on the lost gardens of Lunuganga by filmmaker Clara Kraft Isono.
The film screening was followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, moderated by Rahaab Allana. Taking its cue from the film and Bawa’s legacy, the conversation focused on Kraft Isono’s journey through Sri Lanka and Lunuganga through the making of the film, and her insights into the hidden vistas of Bawa’s architecture. More broadly, the discussion also was an opportunity for audiences to learn about alternative filmmaking practices, interact with Kraft Isono and her team; and exchange notes on the expanse of documentary filmmaking from and about South Asia.