KAA Update

KAA Update

Patchwork Stories

Created and curated by Thotpot, a creative platform of like-minded artistes, a new exhibition called Everything is Connected that opened over the weekend attempts to bridge nature and human senses. The display will try to connect the five elements of nature with human senses of perception, said architect Tapan Deshpande, who has conceptualised the exhibition. “The show encapsulates our journey over the past decade. We have been working with Indian concepts and receding aspects of local cultures. Our core label, 108 per cent Indian, works on the diversity of the country to devise more efficient tools for ideation or problem-solving. Our other arm, The Quilting House, empowers women from the grassroots to become artists,” Deshpande elaborated. She added that both of these initiatives will be represented at the display — while the former will bring home the essence of one’s cultural identity, the latter, through quilts of colours, stitches and fragmented forms, will talk of daily negotiations, tactile experiences and the small emotional wins in a city life. The exhibition in Colaba Arts at the historic BDD Chawl in Worli will continue till June 16.

KRVIA@30: Visual Diary 2022-2021

Visual Diary – 2019

2019, the BReUCom Program was initiated with Manoj Parmar as the co-ordinator. 

Building Resilient Urban Communities (BReUCom)

A project funded under EU Erasmus+ Program in the field of Capacity Building in Higher Education. The post graduate program’s course work was conceptualized and conducted based on the Resilience paradigm from 2019-2021

3rd Year Study Trip Exhibition

Architecture of the Parikrama at Braj (3rd year study trip), was displayed at CEPT, Ahmedabad from March 19- April 12 2019

KRVIA Exchange Program

The exchange workshop with ENSAS that year partnered with the French Institute in India and as part of the Franco Allemand grant, the project focused on how heritage is integrated into the smart city development plans of Indian cities. The participants studied the cities of Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh and made proposals for heritage to be integrated in smart city planning through open spaces, built form typologies and program.

KRVIA Guest Lecture

Members of the firm Snøhetta, an international architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and brand design office based in Oslo, Norway and New York City presented their work.

Urban Dialogue

Urban Dialogue seeks to initiate a discussion between professionals, students and graduates to offer new perspectives to the ongoing discourse on the future of our cities. Every year the KRVIA invites recent Masters graduates from the Urban Design and Conservation disciplines to showcase their thesis. The work of the participants is organised as themes to initiate a discussion between practitioners, academicians and students.


Lecture series and allied activities including the exhibition brought together a discussion on Ideas of Representation in the field of architecture. The exhibition showcased a decade of student works as experiments in architectural representation.