Episode 4 of 5 featuring Alisha Sadikot. She is the founder of Inheritage Project
This is a 5 part series with Bharat Flooring and tiles and Audiogyan. In the coming weeks we will be talking with various artists, heritage conservationist, brand creators, illustrators and architects associated with Bharat Flooring & Tiles.
Those who don’t know what is Bharat Flooring & Tiles, (btw, we will be calling it BFT throughout the series). It’s a company formed in 1922 which is leader in quality cement flooring and has been primarily making customised, handmade cement tiles. The timeless elegance and durability of these tiles make them works of art and an invaluable part of the country’s architectural heritage. It started as part of the Swadeshi movement and with over 90 years of reputation, BFT is now the most preferred choice of interior designers and architects across India, You can find relevant links in the show notes about BFT.
Alisha Sadikot is an independent museums and heritage learning professional instigating critical and creative public engagement with urban histories, art, museum collections and heritage spaces in Mumbai. Her practice, through the Inheritage Project (founded 2011), focuses on educational, family, specialist and other groups from the city.
AS: How do you define urban history? What are the various parameters constitute “Urban”?
AS: How and why is History important? How does it help to reflect back on what are we doing?
AS: Do you have any subtext while doing these walks? Do you feel it’s need? What are your thoughts about it?
FV: What has been BFT contribution in creating heritage structures. In one of you article online, I read that it was also a preferred choice for Maharajas. Can you share some insight into that?
AS: In one of your articles online you mentioned - “No two walks are the same, even though the route could be.” Can you please elaborate?
AS & FV: In your walks, you must be having a lot of buildings and spaces from South Mumbai. Can you tell us any peculiar things about the floorings? - Since we are doing this with BFT, i have this genuine plug to know, what is the contribution of BFT in these century old buildings of Mumbai?
AS: Is there any template or pattern which has emerged out of your practice which can be used by others to start these kind of tours in their cities and villages. I am sure Kochi, Varanasi and many other cities will have great history and mythology? Does Mumbai have any mythology?
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