This session is about Architecture.
This session will offer a brief insight into the different architectural styles that prevailed in India between the 18th to the mid-20th centuries, with the city of Kolkata as a prime example. It will also aim to explore motives that drove the political and architectural spheres of the time, with a focus on the nature of British Colonial rule. The session will end with an introduction to physical documentation methods.
Participants will learn about some of the most prevalent colonial and local architectural styles in Kolkata and India at large, from the 18thC to the mid-20thC, along with their defining elements and characteristics.
They will also learn to critically evaluate the built heritage environment around them, in order to better understand their significance and the roles they played in society at the time they were built.
Participants will also be given an introduction to the different types of physical documentation methods.
Who can join the session:
These sessions are meant to be capacity building sessions for non-expert members of the heritage and culture enthusiast community who want to learn about conducting their own research into urban heritage. So you do not have to be an expert to be a part of these sessions.
The sessions are open to anyone from South Asia, who wants to learn about urban heritage survey methods and practice.
Timing: 19:00-21:00 (Indian Standard Time)
Session Fee: INR 500/person
Certificate: All participants will be issued a virtual Certificate of Completion after the session.
These sessions will be conducted via Zoom. You need decent internet connectivity to participate. Please make sure to download Zoom on your smartphone or computer. You will receive a secured link and password for participating in the session 12 hours before the session.
Session Leader: Anmol Grover (Conservation Architect)