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Artist Tour  23 March Saturday, 3–5pm Register here Join a tour of ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva’ led by artists Irushi Tennekoon (b. 1989), Sumedha Kelegama (b. 1988), and Sumudu Athukorala (b. 1980), whose specially commissioned film ‘is this an architectural documentary?’ (2023) about the Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette Read More
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Exhibition Tour in Tamil 16 March Saturday, 11am–12pm Register here Join a tour of ‘88 Acres’ in Tamil led by a Visitor Educator of the MMCA Sri Lanka. This Exhibition Tour is offered as part of the Public Programmes of the exhibition ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva' on view until Read More
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in Sinhala

Exhibition Tour in Sinhala 9 March Saturday, 11am–12pm Register here Join a tour of ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva’ in Sinhala led by a Visitor Educator of the MMCA Sri Lanka. This Exhibition Tour is offered as part of Public Programmes of the exhibition ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme Read More
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Exhibition Tour 10 March Sunday, 11am–12pm Register here Join a tour of ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva’ led by a Visitor Educator of the MMCA Sri Lanka. This Exhibition Tour is offered as part of Public Programmes of the exhibition ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva’, Read More
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with Sharmini Pereira

Curator’s Tour with Sharmini Pereira 17 March Sunday, 11am–12pm Register here Join a tour of ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva’ with Sharmini Pereira, Chief Curator at the MMCA Sri Lanka. This Curator’s Tour is offered as part of the Public Programmes of the exhibition ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme Read More
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‘Writing Home’ with Kanya D’Almeida (for ages 18 and above)

Workshop: ‘Writing Home’ with Kanya D’Almeida (for ages 18 and above) 9 March Saturday, 3–5pm Register here Kanya guides participants to remember their homes as an abstract and physical space of memories, and engages them in exercises of autobiographical writing. This workshop is inspired by Minnette De Silva’s (1918–1998) own writing on her projects and Read More
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‘Be Your Own Architect’ with Yuxin Cong (for ages 10–15)

Workshop: ‘Be Your Own Architect’ with Yuxin Cong (for ages 10–15)   2 March Saturday, 3–5pm Register here History educator Yuxin Cong guides children in the historical context and design process of the Watapuluwa Housing Scheme (1958) by Minnette De Silva (1918–1998). She will encourage the participants to develop processes about their own homes, drawing Read More
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‘Dissecting Documentary’ with Boopathy Nalin and Sumudu Athukorala

Gallery Talk: ‘Dissecting Documentary’ with Boopathy Nalin and Sumudu Athukorala 22 March Friday, 6–7pm Register here  Join filmmaker and critic Boopathy in this conversation with artist and architect Sumudu to discuss the evolution of documentary filmmaking in Sri Lanka, alongside an analysis of ‘is this an architectural documentary?’ (2023) currently on view at the museum. Read More
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‘After Minnette: Sri Lankan Women in Architecture’ with Anurangi Mendis, Shayari de Silva, and Shehla Latiff

Gallery Talk: ‘After Minnette: Sri Lankan Women in Architecture’ with Anurangi Mendis, Shayari de Silva, and Shehla Latiff   7 March Thursday, 6.30–7.30pm Register here  In this special Women’s Day event, Sharmini Pereira, Chief Curator speaks to Anurangi, Shayari, and Shehla about their experiences as Sri Lankan women practising architecture in multiple ways. Anurangi is Read More
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‘Building Discourses around Minnette De Silva’ with Shahdia Jamaldeen, Sumudu Athukorala, and Susil Lamahewa

Gallery Talk: ‘Building Discourses around Minnette De Silva’ with Shahdia Jamaldeen, Sumudu Athukorala, and Susil Lamahewa 10 February Saturday, 4–5pm Register here  Architects Shahdia Jamaldeen, Sumudu Athukorala, and Susil Lamahewa speak to Pramodha Weerasekera, Curator Education and Public Programmes about the conceptualisation and process behind the latest issues of the journals ‘The Architect’ and ‘Vaasthu’, Read More
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with Ritchell Marcelline

Curator’s Tour with Ritchell Marcelline 25 February Sunday, 11am–12pm Register here Join a tour of ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva’ with Ritchell Marcelline, Assistant Curator at the MMCA Sri Lanka. This Curator’s Tour is offered as part of the Public Programmes of the exhibition ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme Read More
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‘Participatory Storytelling via Embroidery’ with Shahdia Jamaldeen and Shenuka Corea (for ages 16 and above)

Workshop ‘Participatory Storytelling via Embroidery’ with Shahdia Jamaldeen and Shenuka Corea (for ages 16 and above)   24 February Saturday, 3–5pm Register here Borrowing from Minnette De Silva’s (1918–1998) pioneering approach of using participatory methods to design the Watapuluwa Housing Scheme (1958), architect Shahdia Jamaldeen and illustrator Shenuka Corea will lead a workshop where participants Read More
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Reading Group: ‘On Minnette De Silva and Architectural Method’ with Tariq Jazeel

Reading Group: 'On Minnette De Silva and Architectural Method' with Tariq Jazeel 22 February Thursday, 6–8pm Register here In this Reading Group meant for architects and non-architects alike, Tariq Jazeel, Professor of Human Geography at the University College London, UK will discussanalyse the architectural method of Minnette De Silva (1918–1998) and architectural method. The selection Read More
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Exhibition Tour 18 February Sunday, 11am–12pm Register here Join a tour of ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva’ led by a Visitor Educator of the MMCA Sri Lanka. This Exhibition Tour is offered as part of Public Programmes of the exhibition ‘88 Acres: The Watapuluwa Housing Scheme by Minnette De Silva’, Read More
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