14 Feb Is There Such a Thing as Sikh Architecture?
Will Glover (Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan)
Wednesday, February 14 / 12:30 pm
1414 Bren Hall
The lecture sought to illumine the distinctive nature of Sikh architecture. After surveying the repertoire of forms, colors, and bulding elements that are shared by Sikh buildings, Hindu temples, and Muslim mosques, the lecture focused on the unique features that distinguish the Sikh Gurudwara from other forms of South Asian architecture.
Will Glover is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the social, cultural, intellectual, and material cultural histories of colonial architecture and urbanism in South Asia. He is the author of Making Lahore Modern and a number of articles that explore the theoretical and conceptual frameworks through which the Indian city was made available for reconstruction by the colonial state and the material cultural practices through which those reconstructions were undertaken.