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 SSAA FacTOR - a unique training programme for faculty and researchers of the Built Environment (architecture, design and planning) under the aegis of Sushant School of Art and Architecture, announces the launch of its Mid-level course titled ‘A Home is not a House | To Be is to Build - An online FDP on the Teaching of Building Construction - Tools, Methods and Outcomes' from 22-27 June 2020. 

A HOME IS NOT A HOUSE | TO BE (an architect) IS TO BUILD?

Teaching of Building Construction - Tools, Methods and Outcomes

MODE: Online 

The Six-day online workshop (schedule below) focuses on Technological Advancements/ Skill development/ / Design Thinking/ Critical Thinking/ pedagogy/ orientation towards research in the subject of Building Construction and Technologies. 

·     Content development and regeneration/ Knowledge development/ delivery, tools and methods
·     Subject specific content and delivery / curriculum development
·     Exposure to new products in the market
·     Development of tools and techniques
·     Program development for studios and projects within the studio

·     Exploring the “New” today and tomorrow for the nuts and bolts of architecture.

.     Exploring the Digital Platform as the new norm for a traditional classroom its implications for building construction.

·     Understanding and addressing student perspectives and participation in this new format.

In the six-day programme, the following is the flow and ideas for each day (detailed programme attached):

Day 1: Collision – A platform for disagreements
Question: Does Design Serve Construction or vice versa?
Sessions: Two sessions would be conducted – one from an academic viewpoint and one from the purview of practice. Speakers within the session will be engineers, architects, architects-turned-engineers or engineers-turned-architects.
Open to: ALL as well as registered participants

Day 2: Teaching and Learning methods and delivery
Question: Teaching What Why When?
Sessions: Three sessions will be conducted covering a range teaching and learning styles relevant for a practical subject such as Building Construction Technologies. What should the teaching and learning style be in the current online world? Do we teach our students to be ready for practice? Is this subject an opportunity to produce practice ready students?
Open to: Registered Participants (Faculty/ educators)

Day 3: Systems, Tools and Approaches
Question: Where is the theory in the practice?
Sessions: Three sessions will cover a range of arguments around curricula, syllabi, content and tools available, both with respect to global best practices and the Indian context. The sessions will also focus on practices as well as various software used in practice.
Open to: Registered Participants (Faculty/ educators)

Day 4: Alumni Practices
Question: Have we been getting it right?
Session: Here we pick up tracks that our Alumni have taken up in their practices - From material understandings to construction technology to projects in the field (as graduates or as employers of graduates). We also look at how alumni bodies can feed back into the curricula more actively.
Open to: All especially Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Registered Participants

Day 5: Alternate Formats
Question: Are there more opportunities out there?
Session: In the three sessions, we want to get in alternate technologies, new age technologies, new age software, tried and tested methods and tools, ideas of learning by practice as against learning by doing.
Open to: Registered Participants (Faculty/ educators)

Day 6: Content and Frameworks
Question: Are we teaching the right things?
Sessions: This day will cover critical ideas around Integrated approaches to architecture, combining traditional knowledge with technology, international and national best practices in the making of buildings.  
Open to: Registered Participants (Faculty/ educators)

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: 

All Early/ Mid/ Advanced -career researchers and faculty in the areas of Architecture, Built Environment, Construction Technology and allied fields. 

Workshop Leaders: A large range of experienced academicians, both International and National, Practicing experts and other Eminent Architects. Detailed Schedule with leaders'/ experts' profiles will be provided upon registration. 

WORKSHOP COST: 

Free

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

1. CV

2. Proforma (Attached Google form) duly filled. Link to the form: https://forms.gle/WY7FrT9v2usQLv7v7

3. Basic outline of area of interest (100 words) and personal outcome that you might be looking for

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Last date of Application (receipt of google form): 19 June 2020

Announcement of Selected Applications: 21 June 2020

Workshop Dates: 22 - 27 June 2020

Attending FDP is an added advantage for your profile and we request interested faculty to apply. Please fill in the attached form and submit at the earliest. Final selection of participants according to their experience, for respective courses will be done by the SSAA FacTOR committee. We invite you to nominate faculty/ researchers to this workshop. Please also circulate to your colleagues, associates and contacts. Please see details in the attached poster.


For queries and clarifications, please contact team as below:

Prof Amrita Madan: 9810045191 | amritamadan@ansaluniversity.edu.in | SSAA FacTOR Director
Assoc Prof Aruna Bhardwaj: 9811299738 | arunabhardwaj@ansaluniversity.edu.in | SSAA FacTOR Mid Level Incharge

Assistant Prof Parshati Dutta: 9586914056 | parshatidutta@ansaluniversity.edu.in | SSAA FacTOR Mid Level Coordinator

Assistant Prof Srijani Hazra: 9968562512 | srijanihazra@ansaluniversity.edu.in | SSAA FacTOR Mid Level Coordinator

Note: We thank everyone in advance for participating in this SSAA FacTOR programme, with no monetary exchange, be it in terms of charging fees from participants or paying honorariums for the experts.

 

COLLISION 2020: Does design serve construction or vice verse? - Link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJP9cY_L6tc&feature=youtu.be

COLLISION 2020: Constructing Buildings or Making Architecture: Where is the debate in Architecture? - Link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovYD_K_I2fk&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Sushant School of Art and Architecture, SSAA FacTOR Faculty Training Orientation and Research Programme and Sushant School Alumni Association announce Alumni Practices - a day in which we bring a lot of our globe-trotting alumni back to the drawing board. 

 
Within the ongoing SSAA FacTOR programme: A Home is not a House | To Be is to Build - An online FDP on Building Construction 22-27.06.2020, we ask  - Have we been getting it right? We pick up tracks that our Alumni have taken up in their practices - From material understandings to construction technology to projects in the field (as graduates or as employers of graduates). We also look at how alumni bodies can feed back into the curricula more actively.
The day looks like this: 
 
*SSAA FacTOR - To be is to Build *
25.06.2020 / Day 4: Alumni Practices

Day 4 Line up:
Session 1 (9.30-11.00) 
Know your Material by Purva Chawla, Founder Material Driven, Dallas
Session 2 (11.00-1.00) What is a successful practice looking for? by Prof Charanjit S Shah and Gurpreet S Shah, Creative Group
 
Session 3 (2.30-4.30) -  Experience Vs Essential Knowledge - Moderator Ashish Agarwal | Panelists Gaurav Varmani/ Geetika Sethi/ Arti Mathur/ Jasmine Singh/ Abhishek Bij/ Himanshu Pandita/ Akshay Goyal/ Divyansh Shrivastav/ Manoj Deshpande
Join in through Google Meet or tune into Ansal University website for Youtube Live Streaming @ https://ansaluniversity.edu.in/sushant-school-of-art-and-architecture/about-school/ssaafactor 
 
For any queries: Contact on 9811299738 | arunabhardwaj@ansaluniversity.edu.in or 9810045191 | amritamadan@ansaluniversity.edu.in.

 

SSAA FacTOR - To be is to Build

27.06.2020 / Day 6: CONTENT AND FRAMEWORKS

The grand finale of SSAA FacTOR is here! We celebrate our global connections and our local frameworks of building theory, practice and pedagogy. The last two sessions of the programme will cover a range of arguments around curricula, syllabi, content and tools available, both with respect to global best practices and the Indian context.

Discussants:
Session 1 (9.30-11.00) - Dr Hocine Bougdah, Senior Research Fellow at University of Westminster, UK.
Session 2 (11.00-1.00) - Prof Ashok B Lall, Principal at Ashok B Lall Architects in conversation with Dr Vibhuti Sachdev, Professor and Dean, Sushant School of Art and Architecture.
Join in on: https://meet.google.com/khv-zzfk-uyo (OPEN TO ALL)

Contact on 9811299738 | arunabhardwaj@ansaluniversity.edu.in or 9810045191 | amritamadan@ansaluniversity.edu.in.In
Join in through Google Meet or tune into Ansal University website for Youtube Live Streaming @ https://ansaluniversity.edu.in/sushant-school-of-art-and-architecture/about-school/ssaafactor