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Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

Courtesy Rohan Shivkumar
Courtesy Avijit Mukul Kishore

Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar’s shared passions for film and architecture rendered them natural collaborators. Kishore is a filmmaker and cinematographer who stretches the boundaries of documentary filmmaking, incorporating multidisciplinary elements as he explores the capacity and influence of moving images. Shivkumar is an urban designer and architect interested in the social issues that shape usage of and infrastructure around built spaces. As collaborators the pair have delved into an exploration of Indian modernity that encompasses a look at the country’s changing citizenry and evolving ideas about how architecture defines notions of home, spotlighted in their recent film Nostalgia for the Future, which screened at Documenta 14 (2017). Kishore has directed nearly a dozen films and worked as a cinematographer on more than thirty. Shivkumar has served as principal of his own architecture and interior design firm since 2002. Both men have deep roots in academia, regularly giving lectures, publishing articles, and curating film programs.

Born 1969, Lucknow, India; lives and works in Mumbai, India 
Born 1971, Hyderabad, India; lives and works in Mumbai, India