Jean-Pierre Chupin talks to Radio Canada about the Chandigarh principles and the derivatives of the Corbusé utopia

Jean-Pierre Chupin is invited to Radio Canada’s Tout Terrain (Janic Tremblay) to reflect on the current state of affairs and the derivatives of Le Corbusier’s concepts of architecture and the city in Chandigarh, India.

On the occasion of the Festival international du film sur l’art (FIFA) in Montreal, the film The Power of Utopia – Living with Le Corbusier in Chandigarh will be shown. When architect Le Corbusier designed the city of Chandigarh, India, he imagined a city that would enable harmonious interaction between its inhabitants and the environment. For some, this represented progress and success, while for others it was a failure. Janic Tremblay discusses the case of Chandigarh and, more broadly, Le Corbusier’s approach to architecture and urban planning with Jean-Pierre Chupin, Professor at the School of Architecture of the Université de Montréal and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and the Mediations of Excellence.

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