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Sushant School of Art and Architecture, under the aegis of SSAA FacTOR - its unique training programme for architecture faculty and researchers of the Built Environment, announces the launch of its Advanced-level course titled ‘Ingredients of Historical Research in Architecture’ from 12-15 February 2019.

The Four-day workshop intends to develop research thinking and critical writing in the field of Architecture, its related disciplines and History. We aim to
· Understanding what is research in the Built Environment – how to generate / create a proposal
· What to publish based on Where to publish – impact factor discussions, citing vs. mentions/ conference papers vs. refereed journals
· Research Methodologies
· Methods to help students develop research topics for dissertations and seminars (for faculty)

Intended Outcomes:
· Structuring of a chosen research topic into an abstract and the basic outlines of the paper
· Assignment of a Mentor to each researcher for the development of the paper through the next part of the course (to be conducted online)
· Facilitating the publication of the research paper in journals including SSAA’s Peer Reviewed Journal ‘Veranda’.

All Early-career researchers and faculty in the areas of Architecture, Built Environment, Urban Studies, History of Architecture, Design and allied fields.

Workshop Leaders

Prof Peter Scriver, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide, Australia


Peter Scriver is a founding member of the Centre for Asian and Middle-Eastern Architecture (CAMEA), University of Adelaide, where he has taught Modern Architectural History, Theory and Design and directed postgraduate research since 1996. Scriver is a critical authority on the architectural history of modern India. His books include Colonial Modernities: Building, Dwelling and Architecture in British India and Ceylon (Routledge, 2007), and After the Masters: Contemporary Indian Architecture (Mapin, 1990) and India: Modern Architectures in History (London: Reaktion, 2015).

Dr Kaiwan Mehta, Managing Editor - DOMUS India (Spenta Multimedia), Professor (Adjunct) and Coordinator of Doctoral Programme (Faculty of Architecture): CEPT University

Born in Mumbai, Kaiwan Mehta, he is a theorist and critic in the fields of visual culture, architecture, and city studies. He authored Alice in Bhuleshwar: Navigating a Mumbai Neighbourhood (Yoda Press. New Delhi, 2009) and The Architecture of I M Kadri (Niyogi. New Delhi, 2016) as well as co-curated the national exhibition on architecture – The State of Architetcure: Practices and Processes in India (UDRI, 2016).

Parul Garg Munjal, Associate Professor at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University.

Parul Munjal heads the two year 'Masters of Architecture in Built Heritage' programme at the School. She is a Conservation Architect with 14 years of experience in industry and academia. Munjal is Editor of ‘Context: Built, Living and Natural’, an internationally refereed Journal. The focus of her PhD research was on built heritage of small and medium towns in Gurgaon District.

Sylvie Dominique, Research Associate at Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Ansal University.

Sylvie Dominique is a Research Associate with a strong background in research in history of Asian and South Asian Arts. Her PhD research focuses on history of conservation of built heritage in India specifically for Jaipur’s havelis. Under Diane de Selliers, Sylvie has been a part of the editorial team responsible for editing 8 volumes an illustrated version of the Ramayana in French.

Rs 4000.00 for AU Faculty and Rs. 6000 for participants from outside AU.

1. CV
2. Proforma duly filled
3. Basic outline of area of interest (100 words)

Last date of Application: 30 January 2019
Announcement of Selected Applications: 04 Febuary 2019
Last date of Receipt of Payment (by cheque): 7 February 2019
Workshop Dates: 12 - 15 February 2019

To register, please send in completed proforma attached below to:

Professor Amrita Madan: 9810045191 |  


Parshati Dutta: 9586914056 |