IJRC Speaker Series : Mr Nilanjan Banerjee – “Journey of Kokoro”
IIM Nagpur was delighted to host Mr. Nilanjan Banerjee, who walked us through the journey of Kokoro.
Mr Banerjee, is a man of many hats. He is a poet, an aesthete, a calligraphy artist, a curator and an exhibition designer based out of Shantiniketan, West Bengal.
An alumnus of the famed Vishwa Bharati University and the Reitaku University in Japan, Mr Banerjee also holds the distinction of being awarded the Charles Wallace Scholarship, through which he was trained as a curator at the British Museum in London. He is also a member of ‘Literature across Frontiers Europe’.
Mr Banerjee spoke to us about the many variations of Kokoro’s windows and about how they beautifully align to create a marvel through the movement of the sun. And how these sun rays take comfort against the bamboo facade. It feels as if the house has a soul of its own.
The house is ingrained with Wabi-Sabi’s principle, which is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. I take the liberty here to say with pride that Kokoro is imperfect and incomplete. And Kokoro’s minimalism is more raw, rather than the synthetic minimalism practiced in the west.