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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KRVIA Dissertation Colloquium (21st & 22nd June-2018) is to encourage students to push the boundaries of the architectural discipline, empower the spatial imagination and enrich the possibilities of environmental practice. It is an opportunity for students to witness and to participate in an intense discussion on values, ethics, intents, speculations and experimentations in architecture.
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Hussain Indorewala, Kimaya Keluskar, Shweta Wagh and Mamta Patwardhan presenting their research papers at the Big Meeting of the BInUCom program being conducted at Krems, Austria. KRVIA faculty is involved in conducting research as part of the Building Inclusive Communities program.
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