Galle Face Green report by Geoffrey Bawa, 1978 © Lunuganga Trust

A Decision To Do This and Not That

professional practice

The success of a practice like Bawa’s is reliant on the navigation of a profession. Creative practices are inherently collaborative and intertwined with the lives and works of others. In this segment, we explore what it takes to make work, and speak with contemporary practitioners to understand what getting things done means in today’s context.






Medium Design:
A conversation with Keller Easterling


Monday, 17 January 2022

Join us for a conversation with architect, theorist and writer Keller Easterling, where knowing how, rather than knowing that, can provide potentials for working. Keller is a professor at Yale University and her work has been published and exhibited extensively.








Reflections: A guided tour with architect Anura Ratnavibhushana


Wednesday, 16 February
The Stables, Park Street Mews,  Colombo 02

Join architect Anura Ratnavibhushana on a tour of the exhibition for a chance to hear first-hand accounts of what it was like to be a part of Bawa’s practice. Anura will share perspectives from his own experiences working on projects like the Osaka Pavilion, Yahapath Endara Farm School, and Bentota Beach Hotel. Hearing these narratives will no doubt offer an opportunity to reflect on the collaborative nature of any spatial practice!








Reflections: with Architect Ismeth Raheem


Thursday, 10 March
The Stables, Park Street Mews, Colombo 02

Join Ismeth Raheem on a tour of the exhibition for a chance to hear first-hand accounts of what it was like to be a part of Bawa’s practice. Ismeth will share perspectives from his own experiences working on projects like Yahapath Endara Farm School in Hanwella, Serendib Hotel in Bentota, and Connemara Hotel in Madras. Hearing these narratives will no doubt offer an opportunity to reflect on the collaborative nature of any spatial practice!




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