Pradipta Banerjee

Academic Council Member

Pradipta Banerji

Academic Council Member

Profile

Professor Pradipta Banerji has been Director of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee from October 2011 to October 2016. He concurrently held the posts of Professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Bombay and at IIT Roorkee. Since November 2016 he has returned to his parent organization, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as Professor of Civil Engineering, and since February 2017 as the Head, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay.
He has been a faculty member at IIT Bombay since April 1988. During this period he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award, and has been the Dean (Alumni and International Relations) for two terms of three years each, apart from holding various other administrative positions. He has been Visiting Research Professors at Technical University Stuttgart in Germany and University of Manitoba in Canada,
He is known internationally for his developments on Bridge Asset Management using Structural Health Monitoring, especially for the Indian Railways and Network Rail in UK, and Vibration Control of Buildings for Earthquake Ground Motions using innovative strategies. He has also developed technology that has been and is being implemented in India and abroad in the area of disaster resilience and asset management.
He led the initiative of the Government of India in “Sustainable Habitat” under the IMPRINT program. He was an identified expert and delivered a keynote speech at the BRICS Symposium on Urban Transitions 2016. He is a member of the India 75 Task Force on Urbanization, and a member of the India-UK Steering Committee set up to establish Urban Observatories in several cities in India. He has been a consultant to the World Bank from 2004 to 2017, almost exclusively for Higher and Engineering Education and Research in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was responsible for creating the original business plan for the Africa Institutes of Science and Technology, which led to the creation of the Africa University of Science and Technology in Abuja, Nigeria and the AIST in Arusha, Tanzania.

KRMLS: EXHIBITION

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EXHIBITION OF THE ELECTIVES WORKSHOP

The first set of workshops begin on 4th March until 11th March 2021. The workshops are imagined and curated under the theme enabling students and faculty to collectively deliberate and analyse the questions around architecture and all its allied agencies. We believe at KRVIA that the workshops bring in new and fresh set of methods and modes of engagement within the academic pedagogy of the Institute. 

KRMLS: JORN KONJIN

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JORN KONJIN

Jorn Konijn is an architecture & design curator and writer based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He curated several exhibitions, such as Unsolicited Architecture for the International Architecture Biennale of Sao Paulo 2011, the award-winning Housing with a Mission exhibition for the Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale of Hong Kong and Shenzhen 2011. In 2013 he was curator for the overall Urbanism & Architecture Bi-City Biennale of Hong Kong and Shenzhen 2013. In 2015, he was appointed as curator of the 5th Brazilian Design Biennial. He remained working in Brazil as curator for the official Dutch cultural program during the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro 2016, a month long multi-disciplinary exchange project entitled Hobra. Currently, he is Head of Program of the Dutch Design Week, the largest Design Week of Northern Europe, senior design researcher at ArtEZ – School of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands and PhD Candidate at the Technical University Eindhoven with a dissertation on the exhibitions of architects Aldo and Hannie van Eyck. He also recently completed a feature documentary on architecture professor Max Risselada, entitled: Max Risselada: Life, Works and 12 Buildings.

KRMLS: SOUMITRO GHOSH

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SOUMITRO GHOSH

Soumitro joined as partner ‘Mathew and Ghosh Architects’, a partnership founded by Nisha Mathew Ghosh in 1995. The work is varied across the spectrum and ranges from projects / ideas to do with the urban, research, space,  architecture, interiors, product design and so on. 

 

Educated at the School of Architecture CEPT Ahmedabad (graduated 16.08.1994) Soumitro Ghosh has earlier on worked with Pritzker Laureate B.V. Doshi, R.J. Vasavada, Neelkanth Chhaya, K B Jain, Jaswant Singh and others before beginning  this collaborative multidirectional practice.  

 

Having taught in different schools of architecture and at the Bengal Institute, Dhaka and been the Charles Correa Design Chair, juror, panelist etc. at numerous occasions and forums. He was lucky to begin his journey of teaching with Kumar Vyas, founding member of NID. He has had interest in teaching since graduation especially architectural design and has personal interest in politics, philosophy, culture and history to understand the world we live in and work within. 

KRMLS: DR. ANURADHA CHATTERJEE

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DR. ANURADHA CHATTERJEE

Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee is an Indian-born Australian feminist academic practitioner in architecture and design based in Australia and India. She is Professor and Dean at Faculty of Design, Manipal University in Jaipur, and erstwhile Dean Academics at Avani Institute of Design. Dr Chatterjee is the author of three books Surface and Deep Histories: Critiques, and Practices in Art, Architecture, and Design (Cambridge Scholars Publishing); Built, Unbuilt, and Imagined Sydney (Copal Publishing); John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture (Routledge); and is contracted as the Area Editor for South/East Asia for the Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture 1960-2015 (forthcoming 2021). Dr Chatterjee is Regional Editor (Asia Pacific) Textile: Cloth and Culture; Companion to The Guild of St George; Member of Editorial Board for Architecture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; and Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History at the University of Queensland. She has 19 years of experience as an academic and has taught at top institutions in Australia, China, and India. Dr Chatterjee’s research interests are in architectural theories in history; feminist discourses; textile tectonic theories of architecture; potentialities of theories; generative processes in design; design research; gender and academic leadership; and student learning cultures. She is an International Associate Member, American Institute of Architects; Affiliate Level 1 Member, Australian Institute of Architects; and Affiliate Member, Royal Institute of British Architects. For more information, see: https://anuradhachatterjee.wixsite.com/architecture   



DISSERTATION COLLOQUIM

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DISSERTATION COLLOQUIM

The Colloquium on the other hand brings in the discussion around theses by the immediate set of graduates. The event is organized to draw out key thoughts and ideas around architecture enabling the culmination of the academic career and the beginnings of new forms and types of practices. In order to piece and cluster together these key thoughts the Colloquium will invite three critical practitioners representing both the space of academics and practice.

KRMLS: DIRECTORS’ TALK

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THE DIRECTORS’ TALK

Aneerudha Paul establishes the importance of architectural education and the position the KRVIA has taken over the last 29 Years. This will be followed by the Key-note Lecture by Manoj Parmar, the newly appointed Director of KRVIA. At the cusp of change brought about by the Pandemic Manoj will discuss the vision of the school and its trajectories to situate architectural education and practice. 

KRMLS KEYNOTE

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KEYNOTE LECTURE: OLE BOUMAN

Ole Bouman is the Founding Director of Design Society, the new design museum and platform in Shenzhen, now in the fourth year of its full operation and listed by Time Magazine among the World Top 100 Greatest Places. Past roles include editor-in-chief of Volume (2005-2007, a magazine he co-founded with OMA and Columbia University) and director of the national Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) (2006-2013). He worked as a curator for Manifesta 3 (2000), and curated national pavilions at the Biennales of Shenzhen, São Paulo and Venice. He was Creative Director of the Urbanism/Architecture Bi-City Biennale Shenzhen (UABB) in 2013-14. His publications include The Invisible in Architecture (co-author, 1994), Ubiquitous China (2006), Architecture of Consequence (2009) and (co-editor, 2017) Design Society: the Making of a New Creative Platform. Bouman taught architecture and design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Hong Kong. In 2018 he received the Shenzhen Creative Influencer Award.