A three day conference is planned to discuss the study of history of architecture, with the participation of national and international scholars of eminence.
Mehrauli Collective - A Vision
The ancient settlement of Mehrauli is rich with history.
It is today a dense and active urban precinct of South Delhi.
A UNESCO certified World Heritage Site exists here and this draws visitors from all over the world.
Edited Excerpt from the Prelude to the Book of Proceedings
Following are the attendees of the History Workshop at INTACH
13-14th November, 2015
"The concept of writing a history of architecture from an indegenous perspective calls for an engagement with indegenous reality, which in our subcontinent would emerge from the conjunction of history, geography, and philosophy giving rise to our architectural ethos.
Since its inception in 1974, Greha has concentrated on the growth of knowledge in the field of environmental development, habitat design and architecture.
The history of architecture is presently research and written mostly by archeaologists and art historians. The approach has been to study buildings and monuments in a chronological matrix, separatign the object from its lived reality, rendering the study as a lifeless art form.
The architectural profession has approached the crossroads in its development in India, and the direction it now chooses will determine both its effectiveness in serving society, and the validity of its future existence.
The Discovery of Architecture - a contemporary treatise on ancient values and indigenous reality,by M N Ashish Ganju and Narendra Dengle, is an essay on the need for a new theoretical understanding of architecture relevant to our times.
Formal outcome of the HUDCO-GREHA Proposal for Restructuring Technical Education to meet the requirements of Human Settlements Management Institute, designed to restructure Architectural Education which would have "provide(ed) Bachelors Courses in Habitat Planning, Habitat Management and Architec
In order to enlarge our understanding of the classical tradition, and to redefine its relevance to contemporary design thinking, a two-day workshop was held in New Delhi.
Architecture has always been concerned with civilisational values. Can we outline an educational strategy which places these values at the centre?