Lecture by Prof. A Srivathsan

06.00 PM - 07.00 PM

CEPT University,
Opp. Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.

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2019-08-30 18:00:00 2019-08-30 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Lecture by Prof. A Srivathsan

A lecture by Prof. A Srivathsan titled “Sacred outside tradition? Dilemmas in designing contemporary Hindu temple”, to be held on Friday, 30th Aug 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Auditorium, CEPT University.

This presentation closely looks at temples built by professional architects and points out that the production and discourse are torn perilously between the binary of tradition and modernity. While the architects have enthusiastically embraced and invented new idioms in other spheres of the building, when it comes to temples, architects let historical forms dominate their imagination. A deep suspicion about the abilities and appropriateness of modern architecture to produce sacred space seems to prevail even as its technologies, expertise and sometimes spatial configurations are implicated in continuation of tradition.

Prof. A. Srivathsan has extensively worked in the areas of architectural and developmental research. Some of his major research projects include Hampi-The Indian Digital Heritage Research Project (as part of a larger team), Department of Science and Technology Initiative; Re-envisioning the City, Research funded under Indo-Dutch Program on Alternatives in Development; Mega-Cities Project. His publications include books and papers in reputed journals. He has recently co-edited a book titled The Contemporary Hindu Temple: Fragments for a History, published by Marg Publications.

Prof. Srivathsan holds over thirty years of experience in teaching, research and professional practice. He is the Academic Director of CEPT University. He has been the Senior Deputy Editor with The Hindu. He has also been a full-time faculty member at Anna University and before that, a practicing architect. He is also an active member of various institutional bodies, contributing to the development of new academic programs and introducing new courses. He holds a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and a Master’s degree in Urban Design from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

 

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A lecture by Prof. A Srivathsan titled “Sacred outside tradition? Dilemmas in designing contemporary Hindu temple”, to be held on Friday, 30th Aug 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Auditorium, CEPT University.

This presentation closely looks at temples built by professional architects and points out that the production and discourse are torn perilously between the binary of tradition and modernity. While the architects have enthusiastically embraced and invented new idioms in other spheres of the building, when it comes to temples, architects let historical forms dominate their imagination. A deep suspicion about the abilities and appropriateness of modern architecture to produce sacred space seems to prevail even as its technologies, expertise and sometimes spatial configurations are implicated in continuation of tradition.

Prof. A. Srivathsan has extensively worked in the areas of architectural and developmental research. Some of his major research projects include Hampi-The Indian Digital Heritage Research Project (as part of a larger team), Department of Science and Technology Initiative; Re-envisioning the City, Research funded under Indo-Dutch Program on Alternatives in Development; Mega-Cities Project. His publications include books and papers in reputed journals. He has recently co-edited a book titled The Contemporary Hindu Temple: Fragments for a History, published by Marg Publications.

Prof. Srivathsan holds over thirty years of experience in teaching, research and professional practice. He is the Academic Director of CEPT University. He has been the Senior Deputy Editor with The Hindu. He has also been a full-time faculty member at Anna University and before that, a practicing architect. He is also an active member of various institutional bodies, contributing to the development of new academic programs and introducing new courses. He holds a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and a Master’s degree in Urban Design from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

 

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