Seminar and Fieldwork
Dates: Dec 5th 2011 to Jan 22nd, 2012
Contractor Pankaj Gupta with JJ students in Shivaji Nagar, Deonard. More photos of the seminar and fieldwork here.
Format: Seminar, presentations, discussions, field visits and field work. 2 times 3 hours per week.
Aim: A theoretical and practical introduction to the field of affordable housing from the point of view of incremental, local development.
Description: Students will visit contractors in small groups and study how the houses are built in neighbourhoods denominated as slums. They will study houses that cost between 2 to 6 lakhs rupee to build. Students use their expertise and architectural tools to document and analyze everything that is related to house-building, including construction techniques, materials and finance. In this phase of the program students are given lectures on the production of housing and habitats in unplanned neighbourhoods in Mumbai. They also engage in fieldwork, spending as much time as they can with contractors in these neighbourhoods.
|Mustansir Dalvi is Professor of Architecture in Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai. He has post graduate qualifications in Architecture and Indian Aesthetics from the University of Mumbai. He has lectured, read and published several papers on architectural education and contemporary Indian architectural history. He has written for the monographs: ‘Buildings that shaped Bombay: the Architecture of G. B. Mhatre’, ‘Quiet Conversations: the architecture of Kamu Iyer’ and most recently for a volume on Mulk Raj Anand (Marg Publications). He is also published in Domus, the Journal of Italian Design, Marg, Art India, Architecture+Design, Indian Architect & Builder, Architecture: time, space & people and the Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects. He is particularly interested in the development of Bombay’s architecture during its emergence as a vibrant metropolis.
|Yashwant Pitkar is a full time faculty member at Sir JJ College of Architecture. He gradated in Architecture from Bandra School of Art in 1977. He is an architect, writer and photographer. He was awarded the Government of India, Ministry of Culture Senior Fellowship in the field of photography to study and document Motifs and Patterns in Islamic Architecture. Others Worked with Architectural Research Unit from 1977 to 1979 on the project of Bombay Stock Exchange under the Architect C.G.Patel. Joined Daryanani Group of Charitable trust for their various projects of school, hospital, residential, rural development and religious projects from 1979 to 1987, Visiting faculty member at S.N.D.T. and Architectural Colleges during this period. Raziv College, L. B. M. College, IES. Worked on various projects of consultancy ceil of the college which includes Maharashtra Pavillion at Pragati Maidan and Tribal school in the state. Took upto extensive Architectural Photography of monuments of India and has till date had eight exhibitions on subject ranging from Ruins Of Mandu, Stain Glass Windows , Moghul Architecture of Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Junagadh, Colonial Architecture of Bombay etc.
Visiting faculty: Rahul Srivastava, Matias Echanove, Ayaz Rajgara, Ayaz Rajgara, Ashley Fiahlo Supriyo Bhattacharya, Jal Arya
Guest lectures by Sonia Faleiro, Bhau Korde.