5.3.18

Beyond Bricks- Tribute to Laurie Baker and Us


Attukal Pongala is the biggest gathering of women in the world. Each year millions of people come to Trivandrum for Pongala offerings, they do the Pongala and go back, leaving Lakhs and lakhs of bricks and brickbats on the streets. 
This year Pongala happened on  2nd of March and that day coincides with the 100th birth anniversary of Laurie BakerIndian Institute of architects organised this mass public installation a tribute to the legendary architect Laurie Baker.

Vijith (Vijith Kumar Kavinthazha) was part of this mass installation and I was happy to assist him. 
A glimpse of the event

Inaugurated by Dr Shashi Tharoor. Photo courtesy Rekha Menon



Vijith's  Installation 'CROWD'

installation art
Vijith had conceptualised this based on the recent incident where an Adivasi man who was beaten to death because he couldn't resist hunger.


Installation- Work in Progress




brick installation

public art work on progress
 Vijith was assisted by his student and young artist Aparna Nair.


painting the installation

installation conducted by IIA

young artist on work

budding artist

sculptor Vijith Kumar Kavinthazha

close up of brick

public art trivandrum


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Beyond Bricks- Tribute to Laurie Baker and Us

Attukal Pongala is the biggest gathering of women in the world. Each year millions of people come to Trivandrum for Pongala offerings, ...