The Indian city of Chandigarh is an architectural treasure. Le Corbusier worked on the design, planning and construction of Chandigarh with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and a team of international architects from 1950 until his death in 1965. The result is the first planned city in India. Le Corbusier’s vision for Chandigarh is now imperiled by the removal of architectural artefacts, including furniture; here
lighting and architectural drawings, some of which are public property. Many of these objects have since been sold by international art dealers and auction houses. A manhole cover from Chandigarh sold at auction in Paris for US$24,000 last November. If this continues, Chandigarh’s architecture will be ruined. It would be hugely helpful to them if they could show the government that there is strong international support for their campaign to save Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh. Please help by signing this petition: here
via Frieze magazine.