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Indo-German Seminar: Bauhaus @ 100

 

Date: April 6, 2018
Venue: IIT Roorkee


Bauhaus, the modern school of design thinking with strong pedagogic goals remains a light house of architectural education, since a century. Today, on almost 100 years of its influence and existence, is a moment to pause, look back and look ahead at the future of architecture as a discipline, pedagogy and the future. Amidst new philosophies of urban transformations, socio economic frameworks and an inevitable technological control of human lives, how could the Bauhaus vision re-kindle the fundamentals of a sustainable future as an idea. From an industrial precision to a philosophy of minimalism, the challenges of ubiquity in global urban forms and identity crisis in a contemporary world remain debates of rethinking architecture, re interpreting art and re visiting the design processes. Experts from India and Germany will come together to think and reflect upon the future of architecture and its education, under the historic moments of revisiting the past 100 years of Bauhaus.

 

Topics of the talk

  • Architectural Pedagogy and Knowledge Futures
  • Design Thinking and Contemporary Art
  • Urban Futures and Architectural Research

Time (hrs)

Programme

09.00- 09.45 h

Registration

10.00- 11.00 h

Inaugural Session

11.00-11.30 h

Tea Break

11.30-13.00 h

Session I:
Bauhaus: Reflections from a Historical Lens

Keynote
Revisiting Bauhaus: The Journey and Evolution from Then to Now

Prof. Gerd Zimmermann, Former Vice President, Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany


Bauhaus and its Influence on Contemporary Indian Architecture

Prof. P S Chani, Head, Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee


Birth of Indian Modernism and Modern Masters

Prof. Rajiv Mishra, Principal, Sir J J College of Architecture, Mumbai


From Bauhaus to the Ahmedabad Declaration: Origins of Indian Design Education


Prof. Pradyumna Vyas, Former Director, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad


Session Moderator


Prof. Gaurav Raheja, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee


13.00-14.00 h

Lunch Break

14.00-15.15 h

Session II:
Bauhaus and Contemporary Design (inter) Connections
Keynote
Bauhaus Inside: Knowledge Architecture & the Digital City

Prof. Joerg Rainer Noennig, Chair, Knowledge Architecture, T U Dresden Professor, City Science Lab, Hafencity University, Hamburg, Germany



Tagore and Bauhaus: The Indian Umbilical Cord
Prof. Joy Sen, Head, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, IIT Kharagpur


Gropius and Corbusier: Narratives from Chandigarh
Prof. Sangeeta Bagga, Principal, Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh


Contemporary Arts and Communication Design: Inspirations from Bauhaus Prof. Udaya Kumar D., Head, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati & Indian Rupee Symbol Designer


Session Moderator
Prof. P S Chani, Professor & Head, Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee

15.15-15.45 h

Tea Break

15.45- 17.00 h

Session III:
Sustainability, Design and Futures beyond Bauhaus


Keynote
Sustainable Futures through Urban Design Practices Prof. Janaka Wijesundra, University of Moratuwa, Srilanka


Form Follows Concern: Sustainable Design Practices from North East Sonam G., Director, Echostream, Sikkim, India


Social Innovation by Design
Nishita Gill, Founder and Creative Principal, Tree Mouse, New Delhi, India

Session Moderator
Prof. Smriti Saraswat, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture & Planning, IIT Roorkee

17.00-17.30 h

Valedictory Session


17.30-18.30 h

High Tea


Please click here to register http://eepurl.com/gjKeC9

6th April 2019 IIT Roorkee