DDU Lesson 2 – Chandigarh: A City Both Modern and Traditional

Cultural appropriation is a term that often carries negative associations where encounters across cultures are seen wholly in terms of unequal power relations and only a one-way relationship of cultural theft is possible. These lessons, based on considering the works of Le Corbusier, architectural king of European high Modernism, and Nek Chand, a less well-known Indian architect, offer a different view.

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