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Vikramāditya “Vikram” Prakāsh

Director at Chandigarh Urban Lab

About Me

Vikram Prakāsh is an architect/urbanist and a historian. He received his B. Arch. from the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Panjab University (1986), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University, New York (1989, 1994). He teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle. Prakāsh has served as the Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and as Chair of the Department of Architecture. Currently, he is the Director of the Chandigarh Urban Lab. He teaches studios, lecture courses and seminars on issues in global architecture and urbanism and postcolonial history and theory. His published books include Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India (University of Washington Press, 2002), A Global History of Architecture (with Francis DK Ching & Mark Jarzombek, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006) and Colonial Modernities: Building, Dwelling and Architecture in British India and Ceylon (co-edited with Peter Scriver, Routledge, 2007). Prakash is writing Chandigarh 2.0: The Modern City in Neoliberal India (forthcoming: Routledge, 2013) and a textbook on the history of the architecture of India.

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