THE GANDHI OF ARCHITECTURE

India, 2016, 107 min.

Director Vineet Radhakrishnan

Often called the Gandhi of Architecture and India’s Architect for the Poor, Pritzker nominated British-born Quaker architect Laurie Baker was convinced to come to India by Gandhi and lived on the fringes of civilization with his Indian doctor wife in the remote Himalayas and forests of India for over 20 years helping the local people with medicine and building. At the age of 50 he returned to expose the mainstream construction mafia’s corrupt building practices and democratized architecture with his unusual simple yet powerful design ideas, making strong, green, beautiful yet cheap homes a reality for thousands in India who could never have otherwise afforded a house. Filmed over 3.5 years and directed by his grandson.

G8 CINEMA: 23.04, 16:30
EURO CINEMA: 29.04, 16:15
LUMIERE: 29.04, 15:00

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