Humanities

History and Theory

The history and theory department of the school includes the study and research of the history of architecture within the socio-political and economic developments of that time and not only as a stylistic, religious or regional development. The KRVIA believe that architecture is an active force and also a result of such developments.

To inculcate criticality in students we conduct exercises that include papers on contemporary issues in the media, book reviews, reports on site visits and surveys on changing patterns of urbanism.

Parallel to these there is a studio on the Theory of Design which informs both the history and theory and the design course. The theory of design studio analyzes existing cultural forms and systems in our context. It studies the effects of colonization, modernity and globalization on contemporary architectural practice.

A course started by history and theory department is that of Research Methods in the 4th year, which aims at providing a strong foundational base to the year-long Architectural Design Dissertation programme that begins in the 2nd half of the 4th year.

 
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KRVIA GeoServer is Online!
The KRVIA GeoServer is online and one can see some of the GIS work completed by our students in this section. It also contains some data created through KRVIA Design Cell projects.
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KRVIA Masters organizes a special lecture in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai. Prof. Uwe Brandes speaks on Urban Design and Public Space Management.
Prof. Brandes has over 20 years of experience in the urban design, planning and construction of new buildings, public infrastructure and the urban landscape. He is Associate Professor of Practice and the Faculty Director of the master’s program in Urban and Regional Planning at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies.... View Document

KRVIA Masters embarks on their Studio program based on an Urban Resilience approach (in collaboration with the BReUCom program) that will run for three consecutive years. Building Resilient Urban Communities (BReUCom) is A project funded under EU Erasmus+ Program in the field of Capacity Building in Higher Education.
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