thumbnail

Shiromi Pinto

Plastic Emotions

Series: Book Launch
Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Bookshop
Running time: 0 mins

Plastic Emotions is inspired by the life of Minnette de Silva – a forgotten feminist icon and one of the most important figures of twentieth century architecture.


In a gripping and lyrical story, Shiromi Pinto paints a complex picture of de Silva, charting her affair with infamous Swiss modernist Le Corbusier and her efforts to build an independent Sri Lanka that slowly heads towards political and social turmoil.


Moving between London, Chandigarh, Colombo, Paris, and Kandy, Plastic Emotions explores the life of a young, trailblazing South Asian woman at a time of great turbulence across the globe.


"Plastic Emotions is an act of illumination: in its mission to recover the life of Sri Lankan architect Minnette de Silva, Shiromi Pinto has written a novel that is like a beam of light. It is also lyrical and revelatory, speaking to our times with a beautifully calibrated urgency."  - Neel Mukherjee, booker shortlisted author of The Lives of Others, and State of Freedom 



All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.


July 2019
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031

Contacts

AA Photo Library has DVD copies of Public Programme lectures dating back to 1974

Links

Online Lectures
Lecture Archive

Share


Feedback

For any issues with video playback please contact
AA Digital Platforms

The Architectural Association, Inc. is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (No.171402) and registered as a charity (No. 311083). Registered office: 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, 020 7887 4000

Click here to read the AA’s latest review report.

Click here to read the AA’s latest action plan.

close