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A Design Edge Initiative

Archi TEXTS

Written Expressions in Architecture

Upcoming Workshop 

12 October 2019

MASTER CLASS

on

ARCHITECTURAL JOURNALISM

at Mysore School of Architecture [MSA], Mysuru, Karnataka

Words are custodians of history and time. Any creative discipline communicates, hypothesizes, evaluates and interprets the aspects of design and creativity through writings. Articulating design in the written form is now an integral part of an architectural discourse – both in academia and in practice. This workshop aims to introduce the participants to analytical writings in architecture as a method to study and interpret the built [analysis and review].

The workshop shall empower the participant with information and insights to develop and improve their own writing skills. The selected readings, sessions and activities of the workshop shall expose the participants to various genres of analytical writings in architecture. It will also equip them with techniques to craft analytical written pieces on architecture.


Program Deliverables


•    Overview of Architectural Writing as a mode of expression and critique of architecture
•    Brief review of Architectural Journalism
•    Introduction to genres and techniques of Analytical Writings in Architecture
•    Feature Writing for Societal Impact
•    Research Writing for Analytical Thinking
•    Clues and methods to good writing

Program Curator & Facilitator : Nandita

Nandita has engaged herself in industry relevant research and design consultancy in Architecture and Interior Design as an Architect, Academician and Architectural Journalist for close to two decades. After garnering her Masters Degree in Interior Architecture and valuable teaching & work experience in USA, she returned to India in 2004 and set up her own practice while renewing her teaching assignments in India. She has contributed many articles for magazines, design journals & national newspapers in India on architecture and interior design and has authored two books on architecture. Nandita has been awarded the A3 Foundation Architectural Journalism Award 2013 – 14, a national level award for achievement and contribution to the field of Architectural Journalism in the Professional Category. She has carved a special place for herself as an exceptional faculty owing to her dedication and teaching approach. Nandita has presented many research papers in national and international conferences. Being a meticulous organizer and optimistic enthusiast, she extends her creative practice to varied mediums like typography, design thinking and graphic design as well. Being the founding director of WEVID, Nandita oversees the content curation, development & deliverance of WEVID Programs.