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Paribartana Mohanty

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N16, 1st Floor, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, India
Paribartana Mohanty is a storyteller, based in Delhi. He works with video, performance-lecture, painting, and writing. Paribartana works with WALA, an artists’ collective based in Delhi, engaged in public, community and site-specific art projects, public performances and guided tours in the city.

ବାରୀ ଦୁଆର


The Back Door

ବାରୀ ଦୁଆର


The Back Door
An architectural model of a house for ‘patriarchal joint-families’ in India.
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

In a joint-family situation a large numbers of family members share the same space. These kinds of composite intimacies definitely provide social security, but many times create conflict, when one invades into others’ privacy and individualism. Patriarchy functions sharply through the architectural design of these spaces.

I am designing a house for ‘patriarchal joint-families’ by playing around with the concept of ବାରୀ ଦୁଆର (the back door) of the house. In Indian architecture the Back Door has different socio-cultural relevance and function, opens to the kitchen, toilet, and farm which are more intimate or private of spaces. When young women run away from their homes they mostly make their exit from the Back Doors. New modern house designs don’t carry this feature. Instead inclined to adapt to a nuclear family.

My designed house will have many back doors to exit and enter, which will decode the function of patriarchy in a joint family situation, I guess.



ବାରୀ ଦୁଆର


The Back Door

ବାରୀ ଦୁଆର


The Back Door
An architectural model of a house for ‘patriarchal joint-families’ in India.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

In a joint-family situation a large numbers of family members share the same space. These kinds of composite intimacies definitely provide social security, but many times create conflict, when one invades into others’ privacy and individualism. Patriarchy functions sharply through the architectural design of these spaces.

I am designing a house for ‘patriarchal joint-families’ by playing around with the concept of ବାରୀ ଦୁଆର (the back door) of the house. In Indian architecture the Back Door has different socio-cultural relevance and function, opens to the kitchen, toilet, and farm which are more intimate or private of spaces. When young women run away from their homes they mostly make their exit from the Back Doors. New modern house designs don’t carry this feature. Instead inclined to adapt to a nuclear family.

My designed house will have many back doors to exit and enter, which will decode the function of patriarchy in a joint family situation, I guess.




Idea by

Paribartana Mohanty
N16, 1st Floor, Malviya Nagar
New Delhi
India
Paribartana Mohanty is a storyteller, based in Delhi. He works with video, performance-lecture, painting, and writing. Paribartana works with WALA, an artists’ collective based in Delhi, engaged in public, community and site-specific art projects, public performances and guided tours in the city.