April 17, 2017

Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

Groundviews is pleased to announce the ‘Corridors of Power’, a  path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with  architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category.

As noted online,  “Fast Company sifted through more than 1,000 truly impressive entries  to find the ones our panel of judges thought were the best combination  of creative problem solving and potential to change our world for the  better. [Fast Company] crowned 12 winners–along with 192 finalists.”

Conceived of and curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa, in close collaboration  with leading constitutional theorist Asanga Welikala and renowned  architect Channa Daswatte, ‘Corridors of Power’ through architectural  drawings and models, interrogates Sri Lanka’s constitutional evolution  since 1972.

The exhibition depicts Sri Lanka’s tryst with constitutional reform  and essentially the tension between centre and periphery. The exhibits  include large format drawings, 3D flyovers, sketches and models  reflecting the power dynamics enshrined in the the 1972 and 1978  constitutions, as well as the 13th, 18th and 19th Amendments.

The exhibition premiered late 2015, was taken around Sri Lanka in  2016 and will also be taken to key cities over the course of 2017. To  our knowledge, nothing along these lines has ever been attempted or  created before.

More details here. Content from the exhibition is also archived here.

A dedicated website for the project will be launched in April.