The Fellowship Programme

Since its inception, KRVIA has located its architectural education in a wider format of cultural studies. A multi-disciplinary enquiry and a strong urban focus, form two, often overlapping spines of its curriculum. Rather than limiting architectural practice to a demand-supply logic, the school’s emphasis lies on research. In doing so we hope to see the context in a new perspective and perhaps suggest new trajectories of development.

In order to allow graduates, who have the urge to return to larger questions regarding the discipline of architecture, KRVIA has instituted the KRVIA Fellowship Programme. The institute has been running this programme since 1998. KRVIA invites proposals from architecture graduates wanting to explore ideas in the fields of architecture, art, technology, humanities and urban studies. The programme offers three fellowships for a period of nine months. The criteria of selection are a well worked out research question and a plan for its execution. The form of the research is open and explorations in various media are encouraged. Fellows spend 20 hours in the institute. In addition, the Fellows are free to join the KRVIA Design Cell, for which they are separately remunerated. Fellows are also encouraged to teach in the school. These students often pursue their interests further in Masters programmes and some return to the institute as faculty members. Their role as teaching assistants seems to inspire them to further their interest in the academic space. Fellowship students are guided by Faculty members from KRVIA and other resource persons identified by the institution. Following is the list of Fellowship papers produced since 1998:

Sr. No. Name of the Students Title Year
1 Salvi,Prashant Rituals of the City 1998-99
2 Mehta, Kaiwan Eight Men on a Tower: ideology politics and architecture 1998-99
3 Gupte, Rupali Collective memory and Architecture:Mumbai – a case 1998-99
4 Shetty, Prasad National Imagination and Architecture Production 1998-99
5 Kothari, Dipal Observations Leading to the Research Concern: various emerging media 2001-02
6 Mujumdar, Rohit Economic Restructuring and the Modality of Architectural Education 2001-02
7 Mudgal, Shweta Spatialities of Work: case of marginalized work cultures in Mumbai 2001-02
8 Chhaya, Atrey The Sprawl “Ordered” Chaos in Commercial Urbanization 2001-02
9 Roy Choudhary Gaurav Changing Perceptions of Mumbai in the Post Liberation Era: a Study of Transport Infrastructure 2002-03
10 Raveshia, Chintan Manufacturing Sector: Shifts in its formalities 2002-03
11 Rajadhyaksha, Nilesh The Politics of Cultural Production: practices of legitimization and the Transformation / appropriation of the others 2002-03
12 Lohkande, Yogita Politics of Urban Developments in Mumbai in the 1990s 2002-03
13 Bhoite, Sachin Decoding Bodies in Motion 2003-04
14 Shah, Sonal Slum Rehabilitation Policy, 1995: Evaluating its Construction & Manifestation 2003-04
15 Khadilkar, Nikhil Locating Shifts in the Urban Contemporary Architectural Practices 2003-04
16 Bhor, Tushar Urban Water: Investigating water management for the City of Mumbai 2003-04
17 Ubaid, Ansari Regulation 33/7: a case for Adopting Precinct Specific Regulation 2004-05
18 D’souza, Jude Exploring Relevant Participative Developmental & Management Models for Open Space Redevelopment in Mumbai 2004-05
19 Pandit, Ninad Public Arena Mumbai: an Archive / Repository of Imaginations of Publics in Mumbai 2004-05
20 Sudhakar, Aditya Citizen Based Organizations: a critical review of their Manifestation in the city 2004-05
21 Harsh Rebello Changing Concepts of Centrality:A Study of Mumbi’s Corporate Geography 2005-06
22 Aditya C. Chandra A Path Towards Safer Habitat:Seismic Safety & Urban Development Policies of Mumbai 2005-06
23 Saurabh Vaidya Vision Mumbai:A Critique 2005-06
24 Prajna Rao A Case for the Peripheries 2005-06
25 Neha Panchal Urban Densities & Public Ground Area 2006-07
26 Ateya K. Political, Spatial, Structural Obsessions of Body 2006-07
27 Lubaina Rangwala New Urban Landscape 2006-07
28 Zorha Mutabnna Sustainability Analysis Mechanisms:an integral approach to regenerative development in mumbai 2006-07
29 Kairavi Dua Stories of Rehabilitation: a post occupancy of SRA buildings 2009-10
30 Anuj Daga Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki: Stories of Domesticity 2009-10

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