Explore Hampi – 10th To 13th October, 2019
FCDI curated a fun and stimulating trip to Hampi for a group of topmost Architects of the country, which brought together the best of Hampi’s sights and sensations. Spread over a massive 4100 hectares of land, it was a treasure trove of indigenous inspiration, reflected the erstwhile majesty and grandeur of one of the richest empires in the world! It was a perfect setting to connect and engage closely for the design community – a trip that was both inspiring and rejuvenating.
Architectural Photography Competition
Curator, Photography Workshop & Competition
Arch. Anika M. Dhawan; Director, Mold Design Studio
A competition that captures the Spirit of India with the Built Environment, through the eye of a lens.
We invite all professionals, amateurs and students with a love for architecture, for photography or both!
Total Prize Value? $4000.
The overall category winners will get an opportunity to showcase there photographs during the India Arch. Dialogue Exhibition 2018
Winners & runner-ups of all categories will also get the chance to attend the photography workshop with celebrated photographer Paul clemence from New York during India Arch. Dialogue, February 2018.
Closing Date: 25.01.18
Winner Announcement: 01.02.18
India Arch Dialogue 2018
Moments in Architecture – An Exhibition on Architectural Photography, Talks and Events
Curatorial board: Our curatorial board is chaired by Verendra Wakhloo. The following senior Architects are also part of the Curatorial Board – Sudipto Ghosh, Madhav Raman and Rachit Srivastava. They are all masters in the industry with extraordinary skills and unequivocal excellence of design practice who have worked towards shaping the face of architecture and design milieu.
Exhibition dates: 9 February 2018, Thursday to 25 February 2018, Sunday
Event Dates and Important Days: Most of the important and Speaker engagements would be on the weekends.
- 9 February 2018 – Friday
- 10 February 2018 – Saturday
- 16th February 2018 – Friday
- 17th February 2018 – Saturday
Venue: Ojas Art Gallery, 1AQ, Qutub Complex, Mehrauli, New Delhi.
Moments in Architecture – An Exhibition on Architectural Photography
Date : 13th July-13th August, 2018
Venue : Red Architects, Ground Floor, Excel Garments, Veer Nariman Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai
Timings : Monday to Friday : 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM | Saturday – Sunday : 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Special Preview of Indian Contemporary Art
An art weekend by the top art galleries brought together crème de la crème of Indian contemporary art all under one roof.
The show comprehended contemporary Indian art for a period of three days, interspersed with informative talks on collecting, handling and installation of art work and art collectors
The is Special Preview with cocktails and canapés at Hotel Claridges was a celebration to appreciate art with design, architecture and other creative art enthusiasts.
Ladakh Unplugged – 2017
A 6 day adventurous Road Trip to Ladakh organized by FCDI for a group of motivated Architects to explore and seek inspiration from Nature- The Supreme Architect. The journey included travel through some highest motorable passes making its way through high altitude villages, beautiful landscapes of Jipsa and Surchu, concluding at Pagong- a salt water lake.
The journey was as engaging, unique and imaginative as an Architect’s creativity.
24 Aug – 30 Aug, 2017
Art Basel 2016
In keeping with our vision of promoting a dialogue between different creative communities, we organized a trip of 10 best architectural minds to interface with some of the world’s best artists and art. The trip included a visit of Art Basel and the Venice Biennale. The architects also visited Schaulager Museum and Novartis Campus in Basel.
FCML Salone booklet 2016
The FCML Salone booklet consists of concise information about our participating brands as well as the finest restaurants, hip and happening cafes, bars, spas & wellness spaces, exciting shopping and design districts along with a detailed map. It’s a must carry for anybody travelling to the Salone fair.
“L’ Aperitivo”, an evening of drinks and food by Italian Ambassador
On the occasion of the India Arch Dialogue, the Ambassador of Italy HE Lorenzo Angeloni hosted an evening at his residence in Delhi¹s diplomatic enclave on the 14th of Feb, 2016, to felicitate FCDI and visiting Italian designers. It was an evening spent with some of the most amazing minds from the world of design, fashion and architecture.
ARTT D’INOX hosted a Dinner to celebrate the 1st edition of India Arch Dialogue
The house of Jindal, a US$ 2 b company, was particularly supportive of our efforts for India Arch Dialogue and hosted a special evening at the Indian Accent to felicitate our initiative on the 12th of Feb, 2016. A beautifully conceptualised evening matched equally by Master Chef Manish Mehrotra¹s award winning cuisine took our celebration to an altogether different level. Attended by over a 100 of our country¹s top architectural minds, we could not have asked for more
Sentimental Party at the Swiss Residence, Embassy of Switzerland
This party was hosted in order to meet design enthusiasts and creative professionals and to enjoy an evening of Swiss hospitality, music, dance and great conversations.
Master class by Celebrity Chef Dharshan Munidasa
The Master class was conducted by the Chef Dharshan Munidasa, who is half-Japanese, half-Sri Lankan chef behind not one, but two culinary hotspots: Nihonbashi & Ministry of Crab; both made the Asis’s best 50 Restaurants 2015 list.
22nd Aug 2015
Hot Tables Event
Hot Tables by Conde Nast Traveller in association with FCML & Laufen. A very select set of invitees was treated to a special 7-course Japanese dinner by celebrity chef Dharshan Munidasa; a curated menu that required 8,000 km of travel, and hours of preparation.
21st Aug 2015
IIM Bangalore Workshop
The Bangalore workshop 2015 was presented by Vimal Jain Foundation & the Indian Institute of Management Powered by FCML, Laufen & Roca. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Richard Leplastrier, Mr. Peter Stutchbury & Dr B.V Doshi & it was thus a stupendous success.
11th – 16th Aug 2015
India Design ID 2015
India Design ID 2015 – 3 day exhibition, inspirational space for all that’s design: Presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions, debates and dialogues.
The 3 day exhibition saw inspiring design personalities, creative experts and global design pundits who connected and shared their experiences. The three day exhibition over 8,000 sq mtrs bridged the gap between consumer and creator.
13th-15th Feb 2015
MASTER ARCHITECT EVENT
MASTER ARCHITECT EVENT at FCML Bangalore showroom featuring internationally renowned Architect “Canna Patel”. She is an Architect and Interior Designer and is currently the Chairperson of HCP Interior Architecture Pvt. Ltd. (HCPIA), widely regarded as a reputable and professionally managed firm based in Ahmedabad.
30th Jan 2015
Nostalgia Revival – Lunch on the terrace overlooking Jama Masjid – www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKuKXvy9du0
The event aimed at bringing together various disciplines of art, design and architecture at a special space in Old Delhi. The event opened 2015 celebrating design, over some delicious food from the old quarters of Delhi. With the Jama Masjid serving as a stimulating backdrop, India’s leading lights in décor and fashion came together for an afternoon in historic old Delhi, to channel the bold and new into interiors design.
The day celebrated design over some delicious food from old quarters of Delhi and also included most incredible table settings designed by the renowned fashion designers including Aneeth Arora, A&T Kevin, Ashish Soni, JJ Valaya , Kavita Bhartia, Nida Mahmood , Payal Pratap Singh, Peter D’Ascoli, Pia Pauro.
The day also saw a photo exhibit by eminent photographer – Hemant J. Khendilwal.
18th Jan 2015
FCML in collaboration with The Italian embassy in Delhi organized a trip of architects to Ladakh. Highlight of the event was captivating performance by most renowned Italian flute player, Maestro Andrea Griminelli.
Outreach Partner Events
FCDI Invited the design community to visit “Vernissage” at Delhi Contemporary Art Week
Opening day of Delhi Contemporary Art Week 2021
Date and Time : 8th April 2021 | 5 PM – 9PM
Venue : Bikaner House, New Delhi
Participating Galleries : Blueprint 12 | Exhibit 320 | Gallery Escape | Latitude 28 | Nature Morte | Shrine Empire | Vadehra Art Gallery
Launch of the Museum of Art and Photography’s Digital Museum
Date: 5th Dec – 11th December 2020 | | Online
FCDI associated with MAP (Museum of Art and Photography) for the promotion of ART (is) LIFE at the Digital launch of the Museum of Art and Architecture , planned 5th – 11th December 2020
Opening Event on the 5 December, 2020 |
A uniquely crafted sensorial experience that took the audience on a journey of art through time, and time through art.
Brought together art, poetry, dance and music with a never-seen-before virtual exploration of the museum, it featured the voice of a number of well-known cultural figures including lyricist Javed Akhtar, actor Shabana Azmi, film and theatre professional Arundhati Nag, filmmaker Nandita Das, art historian Dr B N Goswamy, visual artist Jitish Kallat and singer Kavita Seth and a performance by classical dancer Malavika Sarukkai.
6-11 December, 2020 |
In this week long exploration, the audience explored the museum’s collections looking at how art serves to connect us to our past, our present and each other.
Each day focused on one department of the MAP Collection, with experts, performers and other museum partners, showcasing how art plays witness to both the historically momentous and the everyday.
India Art Fair 2020
Dates :: 30th Jan – 2nd Feb 2020
In keeping with our commitment of bringing you the best of various design disciplines, FCDI aligned with the India Art Fair as the official Architectural Outreach Partners for 2020. As always, it went as an exciting weekend filled to the brim with installations, conversations, performances, and an electrifying exchange of ideas with some of the best and most creative minds in our industry.
- Apart from assisting the visitors with the access to the fair (in terms of providing the passes), we also shared with them the relevant and important information about the allied events/ activities happening during the India Art Fair.
- We happily assisted audience to provide them with the relevant information about any particular kind of work or a particular project they were looking for.
- Multiple galleries were showcasing important exhibitions during the week of India Art Fair. We worked with India Art Fair Team to schedule a private walk-throughs with curators / directors / artists for the visitors.
India Art Fair 2019
FCDI associated with India Art Fair 2019 as their Architectural Outreach partners. An exciting itinerary was put together for some of the top creative minds of the country which included more than 80 top Architects and Interior Designers from all across the country for the weekend. of the 1st st & 2nd February. 2019
- Besides walking around the fair , the guests met some select Gallerists over an Exclusive High Tea Hosted by the India Art Fair .
- Post that a formal sit down dinner extravagant Dinner was hosted by Timothy Oulton at their studio
- An India Art Fair After Party at Klove was their next stop and guests danced till wee hours of the morning .
- The next morning began with Breakfast with Vikram Goyal. Celebrating 15 years of Viya Home at Bikaner house.
- Mid day at The Gujral Foundation,to celebrate a decade in the arts with Astha Butail’s solo presentation ‘In the Absence of Writing’.
- Lunch & A special preview of “Submergence in the Midst of Here and There” by Artist Arpita Singh at Kiran Nadar Museum.
- A talk by Rajiv Parekh, Red Architects on his installation PREAMBLE – 2 WAYS at Materiology.
India Art Fair
India art fair- breakfast followed by a talk by Mr. Sunil Munjal , Joint Managing Director, Hero Moto Corp. on “ART BEFORE INTERIORS”
India Art Fair featured a range of over 90 Indian and international galleries and approximately 1100 artists. Also , a lot of New galleries making their debut appeared alongside key returning exhibitors, thought-provoking Art Projects, Curated Walks, and a three day Speakers Forum. The fair is considered as one of the premium and well organized art fair all across South Asia.
31st Jan 2015
Strategic Alliances Partner Events
Date: 6 April 2021 till 30 June 2021
FCML Design Initiative ( FCDI ) supported Shrine Empire Gallery as a Strategic Alliances Partner and helped them put this event together and promote it to the Design Community.
Various engaging conversations with influential Architects and Artists were planned over the course of the month. All events were hybrid – On Site and Digital.
This exhibit explored conversations between architects and artists based on a range of materiality, dimensions, personalities, and imaginations. Working with each other, grasping ideas of form, extending them into each other’s terrain, the exhibit provided a third space for thinking of the built environment, architectural forms, and artistic affect.
– Excerpt from Sarover Zaidi’s text