Reputed faculties and mentors of academic institutes from India, Srilanaka, Nepal, Bangladesh have come together on one global e-platform to discuss the pedagogical practices and shared their approach, methodology and thus, share teaching practices for collective learning in design studio – “The online South Asian Collaborative studio”. It is an ongoing activity conducted 2-hour in weekly sessions divided into 2-Parts – Panel Discussions and Student discussions. Nagpur’s Women’s Education Society’s Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture students and teachers are actively participating in the session for better insights from mentors and putting forth their inputs as well.
The online studio is facilitated by Manoj Mathur, former HOD-Urban Design/ Architecture and Industrial Design, SPA Delhi. Ar. Sanjay Mohe -India, Ar. Pallinda Kannangara – SriLanka, Ar. Marina Tabassum – Bangladesh, and Ar. Sarosh Pradhan – Nepal are mentors of studio the studio.
For ease of discussion colleges are grouped based on 4 criteria i.e. Typology, Natural Context, Cultural Context and Student Year. Every college has different building typologies such as hotel, housing, community centres, schools and planning of heritage precincts. The focus of studio is the pedagogical exchange of ideas between participating colleges.
Discussions is based on weekly themes given by organisers such as intentions, concept, ecological and social context, ways of conceptualising the design, transition in spaces and function, materials and technology. Inter college reviews to analyse the execution of ideas, the appropriation of context, the flow and design of form and functions through their design is done regularly for better documentation of session.
Faculties of Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture Prof. S. R. Marathe, Dr. Neeta Lambe, Prof. Sujata Godbole, Prof. Ketki Tidke, Prof. Shobhana Tembhurnikar, Prof. Anuradha Tikkas and whole design team are participating in groups to make the maximum of this event.
This collaboration is mentored by renowned academicians and practicing architects from all participating countries. This collaborative studio is organized by ACEDGE- An Ethos of Learning. Eleven Architectural colleges from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are participating in this studio.