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Didi Contractor Receives Nari Shakti Puraskar

NEW DELHI: On International Women’s Day of 2019, Didi Contractor, co-founding Professor Emeritus of the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture at Dharmalaya Institute, was presented with the Nari Shakti Puraskar, India’s highest civilian honour recognising women who have made great contributions to India. The award was presented by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

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New Film on Didi Contractor Debuts at DIFF

After years in the making, a new feature-length documentary film entitled ‘Didi Contractor: Marrying the Earth to the Building’ premiered at the 2016 Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF). Directed by Steffi Giaracuni of Switzerland, the film explores the life and work of acclaimed earthen architect (and artist and designer) Didi Contractor, whom many of our readers will know as the architect of Dharmalaya Institute’s main building and as co-founder and Professor Emeritus of our Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture.

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