Gulf Architecture Conference and Exhibition at Qatar National Library

OutreachGulf Architecture Conference and Exhibition at Qatar National Library In October 2019, Qatar National Library held an international conference and exhibition on Gulf architecture, organized in collaboration with Liverpool University’s School of Architecture, Qatar University’s Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Ibrahim Jaidah, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Architect, Arab Engineering Bureau. The exhibition opened…

Interweavings of Tangible and Intangible Heritage: A case study of the historic town of Srirangapatna

OutreachInterweavings of Tangible and Intangible Heritage: A case study of the historic town of Srirangapatna On 8 July 2019, a seminar titled “Interweavings of Tangible and Intangible Heritage: A case study of the historic town of Srirangapatna” was co-organised by Prof Sharada Srinivasan, NIAS, Prof Ramakrishna Rao, Mysore School of Architecture and Prof Soumyen Bandopadhyay, University…

Traditional Gulf Architecture Week: An exhibition and conference at the Qatar National Library

OutreachTraditional Gulf Architecture Week: An exhibition and conference at the Qatar National Library In April 2018 Professor Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, Dr Giamila Quattrone and Dr Haitham Al-Abri, ArCHIAM Director, Project Coordinator and Honorary Member respectively, took part in the Traditional Gulf Architecture Week, an exhibition and conference programme organised by the Qatar National Library in collaboration…

Settled Topographies: From Gibraltar to the Ganges

OutreachSettled Topographies: From Gibraltar to the Ganges Spanning the varied geographies of the 30th parallel the practices of human settlement have for millennia shaped the landscapes of this trans-continental region, while in turn the environment has both provided structure and guided the evolution of its cultures. Settlements, architecture and other forms of material culture extend…

Historical Built Environments, between Permanence and Change: Theoretical Approaches and Practicalities

OutreachHistorical Built Environments, between Permanence and Change: Theoretical Approaches and Practicalities Historical built environments are being subjected to unprecedented pressures of expedited change. It is generally recognised that intervention within historical environments should aim to interpret the past with sensitivity and yet remain anthropologically orientated, i.e., address the cultural needs and desires of its present…