Visual Diary – 2020

2020, the year of the pandemic brought in challenges to the teaching fraternity. We take you through KRVIA’s succesful online learning initiatives. 

KRVIA Post-graduate Program

KRVIA postgraduate department presented a series of webinars as part of the online learning initiative taken during the pandemic for uninterrupted education.

The department also conducted a knowledge building program with regards to research for Thesis that was conducted by Manoj Parmar, the then Dean M.Arch Program

KRVIA Exhibition 

KRVIA Presented it’s work on the city at the Jehangir Art Gallery.

The Kamla Raheja Memorial Lecture Series this year called for a new manifesto – The Apocalypse Manifesto

The KRMLS, Urban Dialogue and Convocation were conducted virtually. 

We invited critical practitioners of the built environment to think once again about the human condition and the hope of a radical architecture of thought and action – an architecture realistic enough to demand the impossible. 

A series of Events around the theme had been planned throughout the year beginning from March 2021 until December 2021. The first event opened out with a series of Electives followed by a Public Lecture and ended with the Dissertation Colloquium. The Electives, Keynote Lecture and the Dissertation Colloquium folded into each other through three different forms of engagement exploring the idea and structure of the Manifesto.


The First Event of the building of “The Apocalypse Manifesto” was a talk by Architecture Theorist & Curator, Ole Bouman on ‘Finding Measure by Architecture. Bangalore based architect and academic Prem Chandavarkar was respondent to his lecture and helped direct the next set of lectures and events for the year.