Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Commemorating the 50th death anniversary of Le Corbusier
On the occasion of the 50th death anniversary of Le Corbusier and the Year of Swiss Innovation in India, the Embassy of Switzerland in India has planned special events.

Exhibition & film screening 
Chandigarh I Oct 10-24 
Exhibition: Le Corbusier - Mastering the Image 

On the occasion of the Year of Swiss Innovation in India and on the 50th death anniversary of Le Corbusier, the Embassy of Switzerland in India and the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi present the exhibition 'Le Corbusier - Mastering the Image.'

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Entry details: Government Museum and Art Gallery Sector 10 I Exhibition timings: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm Contact Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi


Book release and moderated dialogue 
New Delhi I Oct 13 
Book release 'Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms' by William J.R. Curtis, architecture historian 

Join us for the release of the book 'Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms'by William J.R. Curtis, architecture historian and Lecture, moderated dialogue and open interaction on 'The journey continues from Le Corbusier's Chandigarh to future smart habitat...' 

Panelists for the moderated dialogue: William J R Curtis (UK), Rahul Mehrotra, architect (India), moderated by Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg, Chair of Architecture and Urban design, Federal Institute of Technolgy, Zürich.

Entry details: 06.00 pm onwards I Embassy of Switzerland, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri I Entry by registration I Kindly furnish a photo ID at the entrance I Read more 

Event organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in India in collaboration with Architecture + Design

Andrea Bianchetti to read from his book 'Estreme visioni di bianco'
Swiss-Italian author Andrea Bianchetti will represent Switzerland at the Long Night of LiteratureS and the EU Languages Day and will read to audiences in Jaipur and Goa.

You are cordially invited to a reading by Swiss-Italian author
Andrea Bianchetti 
from his book Estreme visioni di bianco 

The reading will be in Italian and English and will be accompanied by a performance by Ledwina Costantini from the Swiss-Italian theatre company, Opera retablO.

25 September 2015 at the Long Night of Literatures 
at 6:00 pm at the Instituto Cervantes, 48 Hanuman Road, New Delhi 
Timings: Registration: 5:45 pm; Event: 6:00pm
Entry by prior registration / email longnightlit(at) to register
Registration Opens: Monday, 14 September 2015
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 22 September 2015
RSVP: longnightlit(at)

26 September 2015 at the EU Languages Day celebrations 
at 4:30 pm (tbc) at the Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Phase 2, Gurgaon.
Open to all 

27 September 2015 at Bar Palladio at 8:00 pm 
Open to all on a first-come first-served basis

30 September 2015 at the Literati Book Store at 7:00 pm 
Open to all 

About the author 
Andrea Bianchetti (1984) lives in Sorengo, Switzerland. A graduate in German literature from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and a masters in Italian literature from Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Lugano, Andrea currently teaches Italian literature in Ticino. In 2007 he published his first book of poems, Sparami! Amore di cera, followed by a second book of poems in 2012 called Estreme visioni di bianco. Carneficine, published in 2013, comprising of a uniquely long poem, inspired a theatrical performance by Opera retablO, under the direction of Ledwina Costantini. In addition, Andrea Bianchetti is the editor of the literature magazine "Cenobio". He also reviews new books on the Swiss Italian Radio (RSI). In 2015 Andrea Bianchetti won the Pro Helvetia prize for his new project, Gratosoglio.

In partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland and other European partners which include Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, German Book Office, Institut Français en Inde, Insituto Cervantes, British Council, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, Austrian Cultural Forum and the Polish Institute.

Venue partners in Jaipur and Goa: Bar Palladio Jaipur and Literati Book Store Goa.