Bombay Deco: Hidden in Plain Sight Launch 

About the event
01 Sep 2018

Join us at TARQ for the launch of Storycity’s latest publication, Bombay Deco: Hidden in Plain Site. This event is organised by Kahani Designworks in collaboration with Paper Planes.

Date: Saturday, 1st September, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Venue: TARQ, F35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, C.S.M. Marg, Apollo Bunder, Colaba,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
(This event is free but we request you to RSVP)


We'll be joined by Mustansir Dalvi, Professor of Architecture, Sir J.J. College of Architecture, who'll conduct a talk on 'The Architects of Bombay Deco' followed by unveiling of the illustrated zine.

Deco tends to live in the shadow of the more exuberant Victorian and Gothic architecture in Mumbai, blending unobtrusively into the city’s landscape. In light of the recent UNESCO award for Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble, this publication inspires a more informed conversation about Deco and its contribution to Mumbai’s history.  


Bombay Deco: Hidden in Plain Site is a zine that celebrates the unique visual language of Deco in the city. The series of illustrations explores the landscapes, details and styles that create the many vibrant layers of Art Deco in Mumbai. 


Storycity is a publishing imprint by the storytellers at Kahani Designworks. Since 2014, each Storycity project has explored a unique aspect of a city's culture, architecture and design through innovative books, maps and guides. The team at Kahani is passionate about exploring urban heritage and sharing the inspiring stories that can shape creative culture in contemporary India.