The Sam Fox School is planning to launch a new international semester program for graduate architecture students in Mumbai, India.

Mumbai exposes the necessary contradictions of the contemporary city with a feeble yet intense equilibrium. It is a city where everything collides—time, religions, progress, craft, technology, and private and public space. Multiple known typologies that define traditional European cities give way to alternative modes of inhabitation. Traces of Colonial architecture coexist with alternative stylistic adaptations.

This studio is a laboratory for using these forces to inspire architecture. The studio will engage itself rigorously with the city of Mumbai, identifying projects that can open up new directions for densely packed and ever-growing metropolises.