Architecture in contemporary India has not established a dynamic and argumentative relationship with politics of time and culture in a robust way yet. This is not to say architecture and the many studios of design practice in a vacuum of time and space — they do not. There is a substantial number of studios and designers that build in various proportions in India today, that are very sharply aware of the context they live and work in, and at times consciously, and sometimes subconsciously, respond to a politics of place and people. And in the large quantum of built environment that is being churned out in India, if there is a small but critical mass of studios and practices that engage with the politics of people and place, and times around them, it is enough for a field to keep a sensible discourse between poetics and politics going.
Domus, the iconic architecture and design magazine from Italy, is now in India. The eight-decade-old monthly magazine has a history of informed debate on architecture, interiors, art and design. The Indian edition, the first Domus exclusively in the English language, seeks to encourage and promote innovation in the built environment. Domus has been brought to India by Spenta Multimedia, India's largest custom publisher. It aims to track and review the latest architectural and artistic movements in India and the world through its exciting content and rich visuals.