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Place and architecture

January 16, 2012

UCB undergraduate architecture student Preeti Talwai has written an award-winning paper that focuses on a sacred place: the Rajarajeswaram temple, India, 11th cen. C.E. What she says about place is intriguing:

Born in a small town in India and raised in the suburbs of the United States, the issues of place and spatial identity have played a significant part in my life. Because I could visit my relatives only rarely, the memories associated with a specific room in my aunt’s house or a motorcycle ride down a particular lane became the immediate connections to my cultural roots and an extended family half a world away.

Source: “From Disneyland and People’s Park to 11th Century India,” Fiat Lux No. 22 (Winter 2012): 8.

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