Encounters: Drawing Water and Other Attempts

KRVIA Encounters

Veda Thozhur Kolleri

The talk will highlight the processes involved in putting together a body of work and how the practice is not a means to an end, but an on-going, self-sustained desire to remain attuned to one’s surrounding ecologies while attempting to outline larger concerns. It will focus on how drawing one’s curiosities and working with material objects and textures from one’s surroundings are some ways to develop an intimate understanding of where one lives and works, however unfamiliar the landscape. It will tie these methods to the anxieties that drive an engagement that is centered on mortality and the constant sense of loss that is inherent to having an intimate relationship with one’s environment and the forms of life that animate it.
Veda Thozhur Kolleri is a visual artist living between Pattiam, Greater Noida and Vadodara. She works with drawing, video, photography and writing. She is interested in the ecological contexts in which she lives and works, and through her practice, is attentive to processes of sedimentation, decay, accumulation and growth. She has a close relationship with the plants and animals in her environment, which drives her to actively engage with the natural world, and work with it.
Veda was a participant in the 4th Edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018, and a fellow at the Home Workspace Programme 2018-2019 at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, for which she received a scholarship from the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. She has a BA in Anthropology and Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, an Undergraduate Diploma in Art and Design from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru, and an MFA from Shiv Nadar University, Dadri.

Encounters: Paradigms of Liveability: Of Architectural History and Pedagogy, Submissions and Cylinder

KRVIA Encounters

Gauri Bharat

Paradigms of Liveability: Of Architectural History and Pedagogy, Submissions and Cylinders
Gauri Bharat trained as an architect and specialises in interdisciplinary approaches to architectural history. She is currently working on two major areas of research. The first focuses on histories of everyday life where she explores how built environments were shaped by and in turn shaped the individual and collective lives of people. The second area is construction history where she investigates architectural production as material, aesthetic, and cultural practice. Her recent publications include ‘In Forest, Field, and Factory: Adivasi Habitations Through Twentieth Century India’ (SAGE – Yoda Press 2019). Gauri developed and leads the Postgraduate Program in Architectural History and Research at CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Encounters: Design Awards

KRVIA Encounters

Design Awards

Design Awards:
Discussion with
Anushri Joshi (Year IV) for semester VI : The City Link, Kochi
Ambika Lambah (Year III) for Semester IV: Recalibrating the Vernacular: Mawphlang, Meghalaya.
Suruchi Didolkar (M.Arch U.D. 2021 batch) : Exploring everyday urbanism and Cultural territories in the context of Mumbai