The Shifting City

Curated by
Kaiwan Mehta
Produced in collaboration
with Goethe Institut /
Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
06 April 2019 –
16 June 2019

Gallery MMB - Goethe Institut /
Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

The exhibition is a part of the project called ‘Making Heimat’- Germany, Arrival Country, which was the main theme of the German Pavilion presented at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition
2016 - La Biennale di Venezia. The touring version of the exhibition titled ‘Arrival City’ is produced by the Goethe-Institut, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and the German Museum for Architecture (Deutsches Architekturmuseum, DAM). The exhibition toured eight cities globally, the Mumbai version called ‘The Shifting City’.

The Mumbai Pavilion included new works specially developed for the exhibition by visual artist and designer Sameer Kulavoor, writer and journalist Rachel Lopez, and photographer and journalist
Ritesh Uttamchandani. It incorporates existing works from artist Sudhir Patwardhan, and photographers Pallon Daruwala and Peter Bialobrzeski. The pavilion also showcased extracts from research projects and books Extreme Urbanism IV: Looking at Hyper
Density – Dongri, Mumbai (Harvard University) and State of Housing: Aspirations, Imaginaries, and Realities in India (UDRI and AF).

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