Visiting Professor Charles Correa was awarded a prestigious Aga Khan Award in Architecture on October 9 for the new State Assembly in Bhopal. The project was cited for its "form and context, within the Islamic worldï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ as very significant in the continuous process of evolving a contemporary architectural vocabulary." Professor Correa's work is included in the current exhibition, An Architecture of Independence: The Making of Modern South Asia, which closes today with a reception from 6-8pm. Exhibition co-curator Kazi Ashraf will present a talk at 5pm on "Reincarnations: Modernity and Modern Architecture in South Asia."
Theatrics! The New Play Company will present a reading of the first draft of Laura Harrington's new play, Hallowed Ground, at the Bunting Institute (34 Concord Ave., Cambridge), on Monday, Oct. 26 at 7:30pm. Ms. Harrington, a lecturer in the music and theater arts section and one of New England's premiere playwrights, has won a Bunting Fellowship, a Mass Cultural Council Playwriting Fellowship and the region's most prestigious playwriting contest, the Clauder Competition. Hallowed Ground depicts four young lives caught in the path of General William Sherman's devastating march through Georgia during the Civil War.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 21, 1998.