The popular narrative of India’s twentieth century architectural history is largely articulated around the contributions of male architects and engineers. There is very little documentation and dissemination about the contributions made by first-generation women architects or other female practitioners of the country. Existing narratives about Indian architectural history are also influenced by geographical and sociopolitical boundaries. This project traces the journeys of women practitioners from twentieth century India and maps their architectural contributions as significant landmarks in the larger narrative of India’s architectural history.
Lighting talk titled and paper publication at the research symposium on Gender and Academic Leadership in Architecture in India, hosted by Avani Institute of Design, Calicut.
Role of Knowledge Management Systems in Heritage Preservation: case specific inquiry into Indian practices
Paper presentation at the XVII International Forum on World Heritage and Legacy, Naples
Oral Histories to Account for Lost Archives
Oral presentation at XIXTH International Oral History Conference, Bengaluru convened by the Oral History Association (OHAI) of India. The proposed ideas emerged from the recording practices explored at CEPT Archives during the Oral History Project. In a span of almost three years, stories were collected from twenty different practitioners across the built environment agency in India.
Charles Correa India’s Greatest Architect
Assistant to Director of Collections for the summer exhibition and publication, at Royal Institute of British Architects (UK), this exercise dealth with research and writing texts for selected projects designed by the architect.