St. Thomas’ Prep School Kollupitiya, Ink on photographic print © Lunuganga Trust
Getting the Picture Outarchitecture & image
Architecture has a complex relationship with images; being intensely dependent on them and yet never fully contained in two dimensions. Bawa himself took scrutinizing photographs of places and buildings, especially during his travels. Drawings on the other hand were sometimes used as mere instructions and at other times, made after the fact, a portrait of the building with a particular narrative.
Online Event: A Conversation with Architectural Photographer Hélène Binet Monday, 7 March
Join us at the Geoffrey Bawa Trust for a conversation with acclaimed architectural photographer Hélène Binet. A fervent advocate of analogue photography, working exclusively with film, and a firm believer that ‘the soul of photography is its relationship with the instant,’ Binet has photographed Geoffrey Bawa's work and describes her encounter with Bawa's garden Lunuganga, as a pivotal moment in her career. In this special event Binet will share photographs of Lunuganga and the Ena de Silva house from her archives, many of which have not been shown previously, and speak about her practice.
Getting the Picture Out:
A Conversation on Architecture and Tourism
Wednesday, 9 March
Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Colombo 07
In this discussion, the interplay between architecture and tourism will be explored. What is the role of architecture in projecting the image of a place, and how important is creating a distinct identity of a place in it's success as a tourist destination? Join us as we explore these questions and more with representatives from Hemas Hotels, Aitken Spence, Cinnamon Hotels and Jetwing Hotels, at the Bawa-designed Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute Auditorium.