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Plastic Emotions: Shiromi Pinto, Owen Hatherley and Olivia Sudjic
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Plastic Emotions: Shiromi Pinto, Owen Hatherley and Olivia Sudjic

‘We architects must be idealists’, wrote Minnette de Silva, Sri Lanka’s first female architect. Shiromi Pinto’s second novel, Plastic Emotions (Influx Press) is based on de Silva’s life, charting her affair with Le Corbusier and her attempt to rebuild Sri Lanka in the aftermath of independence.
 
Pinto was in conversation with Owen Hatherley, whose most recent book is The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space, and Olivia Sudjic, the author of Exposure.

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