A US university has announced to establish a memorial lecture in honour of Charles Correa, the renowned Indian architect and urban planner. The University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning Friday announced the Charles Correa International Lecture Fund in honor and memory of renowned Indian architect and activist Charles Correa.
The fund will endow an annual lecture at the University of Michigan by an emerging architect engaged with global architecture and activism to promote cultural understanding through design.
Before his death on June 16, 2015, Correa expressed a desire to honor and celebrate the institutions responsible for his early training–the University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received his M Arch degree. Correa taught and lectured at both schools.
The inaugural Charles M Correa International Lecture will be delivered in September 2017, during the University of Michigan Bicentennial Year. An exhibition of Correa’s work will follow the lecture, the university said.
“Charles started his architectural career at the University of Michigan and it is fitting that we preserve and expand upon his legacy. We remain inspired by Charles’ work, as well as his generosity of spirit. His family will always find a home at the University of Michigan,” said Robert Fishman, Taubman College interim dean and professor of architecture and urban and regional planning.