Humanities

History and Theory

The history and theory department of the school includes the study and research of the history of architecture within the socio-political and economic developments of that time and not only as a stylistic, religious or regional development. The KRVIA believe that architecture is an active force and also a result of such developments.

To inculcate criticality in students we conduct exercises that include papers on contemporary issues in the media, book reviews, reports on site visits and surveys on changing patterns of urbanism.

Parallel to these there is a studio on the Theory of Design which informs both the history and theory and the design course. The theory of design studio analyzes existing cultural forms and systems in our context. It studies the effects of colonization, modernity and globalization on contemporary architectural practice.

A course started by history and theory department is that of Research Methods in the 4th year, which aims at providing a strong foundational base to the year-long Architectural Design Dissertation programme that begins in the 2nd half of the 4th year.

 
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KRVIA GeoServer is Online!
The KRVIA GeoServer is online and one can see some of the GIS work completed by our students in this section. It also contains some data created through KRVIA Design Cell projects.
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USMs KRVIA-Postgraduate Department-Masters in Urban Conservation is proud to host the annual ICOMOS India National Scientific Conclave 2019. In a series of public lectures, panel discussions and student workshops, pan India Heritage experts shall interact and discuss issues related to current trends and risk to built heritage in the country.
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Krvia Masters Program faculty members Manoj Parmar and Dr Binti Singh were invited for a special lecture titled" Investigating and Theorizing the Urban" in Mutations 2019, annual public exhibition of the Masters program in urban Design, Pillai College of Architecture New Panvel, 4th October 2019
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