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Samskara, Made in India © 2014 Anshika Varma

Events

Lectures and Conferences

2015, May 7
Lyon, Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture, France
Speaker at Confluence Spring Lecture Series

2015, April 25
Røros, Sangerhuset, Norway
Speaker at TAF International Celebration of Architecture

2015, April 20
Madrid, Colegio Internacional SEK-El Castillo, Spain
Lecture on ‘Thinking with Hands’

2015, April 16
Montreal, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Spain
Lecture on ‘Buiding Knowledge’ as part of the exhibition Rooms You May Have Missed.

2015, April 14
Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Spain
Speaker at the ‘IV Ceramics and Architecture Congress’

2015, March 12
Boston, Boston Architectural College (BAC), U.S.A.
Lecture on ‘Building Knowledge’ as part of the Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities series.

2015, March 10
Mexico City, Teatro Metropólitan, Mexico
Speaker at MEXTRÓPOLI 2015

2015, February 18
Sevilla, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Sevilla (ETSAS), Spain
Lecture of own work

2015, February 12
Valencia, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia (ETSAV), Spain
Lecture of own work

2015, January 17
Bangkok, The Office of Knowledge Management, Thailand
Speaker at the 3rd OKMD Knowledge Festival ‘ T(HA)IME MACHINE’

2015, January 16
Dhaka, Army Museum, Bangladesh
Speaker at ‘EngageDhaka 2015’ organized by Bengal Foundation.

2014, December 11-13
Venice, IUAV School of Architecture, Italy
Exhibition of the work developed during the W.A.Ve 2014 in “Marghera Futura 2.0”

2014, November 24
Madrid, Roca Gallery, Spain
Speaker at the ‘Espacios para Arquitectas/Spaces for women Architects’ conferences cycle.

2014, November 19
Quito, Ecuador
Speaker at the ‘Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito (BAQ)’

2014, November 12
Cornell, Cornell University, U.S.A
Lecture on ‘Building Knowledge’ as Strauch Visiting Critic.

2014, November 8
Burgos, Spain
Speaker at the Conference ‘Inquietos/Restless’. I FORO DE LA CULTURA. ‘Innovación para un cambio social’.

2014, October 18-19
Zagreb, Croatia
Speaker at the Conference ‘Days of Oris’

2014, October 6
Madrid, Spain
Lecture on ‘Affordable Habitat’ at COAM, Madrid Council of Architecture

2014, September 5
Santa Margherita, Italy
Speaker at the ‘22nd Forum Scenari Immobiliari’

2014, July 7
Venice, Tolentini Cloister, Italy
Speaker at the ‘Cloister Talks’ inside W.A.Ve 2014 curated by Alberto Ferlenga and Serena Maffioletti

2014, June 11-12
Barcelona, Fundaciò Enric Miralles, Spain
Exhibition of the making of project ‘Unbound: The library of lost books’

2014, September 11-13
Pamplona, Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad Baluarte de Pamplona, Spain
Speaker at 3rd International Architecture Congress ‘Necessary Architecture’,

2014, April 10
Pamplona, Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad de Navarra (ETSAUN), Spain
Lecture presenting own projects

2014, April 8
Madrid, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Spain
Lecture presenting own projects

2014, March 11-May 15
Madrid, Museo ICO, Spain
Exhibition of own work at ‘The Architect is Present’ curated by Luis Fernandez-Galliano

2014, January 23-25
Mumbai, IES College of Architecture, India
Speaker at the International Symposium ‘Engaging Architecture in India: Localisation within Globalisation’

2013, December 27-29
Chennai, India
Speaker at the Annual event of the Indian Institute of Architects ‘Inspire, Innovate, Sustain’

2013, December 5- 2014 January 26
Berlin, Deutsche Architektur Zentrum (DAZ), Germany
Exhibition ‘The New Restraint: Architecture in Straitened Circumstances’ showing ‘Light House’ as a full-scale prototype

2013, October 11-20
Delhi, Vis-à-vis gallery, India
Exhibition ‘Design as Social Capital’ curated by Rahul Mehrotra

2013, October 9
Brisbane, ABC Radio National, Australia
Live to air panel discussion on ‘By Design’ about ‘Building with New Materials’

2013, August 17
Sydney, ‘Talks in Transit’ by Object Gallery Sydney
Discussion with Robert Buck titled ‘Brick vs. Buck’

2013, August 16
Melbourne, Monash University, Australia
Speaker at the ‘Transmaterial Research Symposium’

2013, August 1
Brisbane, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
Speaker at the Global Symposium

2013, May
Delhi, NDTV, India
Interview broadcast, regarding honourable mention on Arcvision 2013 International for Women in Architecture

2013, July 17-20
Brisbane, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
Speaker at the ‘International Seminar on Urban Form’

2013, July 6 – 2015
Sydney, Launceton, Adelaide, Dubbo, Canberra, Brisbane, Mornington Penninsula organised by Object Gallery/ Australia Design Centre
Travelling exhibition ‘CUSP Designing into the next decade’ showing ‘Light Matters’ research project on affordable shelters

2013, October 31
Barcelona, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IaaC), Spain
Lecture on ‘Building Knowledge: Architectural responses to Socioeconomic and environmental concerns’

2013, August 15- 16
Sydney, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia
Speaker at 2day workshop on ‘Impatience’ in collaboration with Object Gallery, Australia Design Centre. Lecture on ‘Responding to Urgency with Patience’

2013, July 15
Mumbai, Sir JJ College of Architecture, India
Lecture on ‘Learning design through true scale and direct engagement’

2013, June 17
Madrid, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM), Spain
Lecture on ‘Learning design through true scale and direct engagement’

2013, May 16
Brisbane, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Australia
Panel discussion in Seminar series ‘2013 Perspective: Asia’ organized by Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and the Australian Centre for Asia-Pacific Art

2013, May 15
Victoria, Monash University, Australia
Speaker at the ‘Architecture Forum Lecture Series’

2013, May 3
Bielefeld, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany
Exhibition ‘The New Restraint in Architecture’ showing ‘Light House’ as a full-scale prototype

2013, April 18
Brisbane, Institute of Modern Art, Australia
Lecture ‘Approach to Architectural Exhibition’ A joint project with DUB

2013, April 9
Brisbane, State Library of Queensland, Australia
Lecture on ‘Wall House: One to One’ constructed at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012

2013, January 28
Ahmedabad, CEPT School of Architecture, India
Lecture on ‘One to One: learning design through true scale and direct engagement’

2013, January 25-27
Sonepat, 55th annual event of the National Association of Students of Architecture, India
Lecture and ‘Light Matters’ Workshop to test Ferrocement structures derived from origami crease patterns

2013, January 12
Auroville, India
‘Light Matters’ Workshop to test Ferrocement structures derived from Origami crease patterns

2012, December 3
Hyderabad, Queensland Premier Neuman Campbell’s Mission to India, India
Key speaker at the joint Queensland FICCI Education and Training Workshop, presented ‘Affordable Sustainable Habitat: Current Engagements in India and Opportunities for Further Collaboration’

2012, November 27-28
Berlin, Technische Universität (TU), Germany
Speaker and exhibition participant at the International Symposium ‘DesignBuild-Studio: New Ways in Architectural Education’ curated by CoCoon (Contextual Construction)

2012, October 25
Sydney, Think Brick Keynote Address at Think Brick Awards

2012, October 23
Auckland, The New Zealand institute of Architects, Australia
Keynote International Speaker for the ‘Annual Architecture Week’

2012, August 29- November 27
Venice, 13th Architecture Biennale, Italy
‘Feel the Ground, Wall House One to One’ Full scale Fascimile of Wall House in Auroville at Sir David Chipperfield’s ‘Common Ground’ exhibition at the Arsenale

2012, July 19
Venice, IUAV School of Architecture, Italy
Lecture on ‘Feel the Ground: New technologies for ancient building materials’. Panel discussion on the implications of tall buildings in developing countries

2012, January 12
Delhi, ASHRAE, India
Lecture on ‘New technologies for ancient building materials’. Panel discussion on the implications of tall buildings in developing countries

2012, January 7
Bhopal, Global Studio Program, India
Lecture on ‘Affordable Green Building Alternatives: Solutions that don’t address the bulk of India are hardly solutions’ Organized by University of Sidney

2012, October 25
Sydney, Think Brick Keynote Address at Think Brick Awards

2012, October 23
Auckland, The New Zealand Institute of Architects, Australia
Keynote International Speaker for Annual Architecture Week

2012, August 29- November 27
Venice, 13th Architecture Biennale, Italy
‘Feel the Ground, Wall House One to One’ Full scale Fascimile of Wall House in Auroville at Sir David Chipperfield’s ‘Common Ground’ exhibition at the Arsenale

2012, July 19
Venice, IUAV School of Architecture, Italy
Lecture on ‘Feel the Ground: New technologies for ancient building materials’
Panel discussion on the implications of tall buildings in developing countries

2012, January 12
Delhi, India
Speaker at ‘ASHRAE Conference on Sustainable Buildings’

2012, January 7
Bhopal, Global Studio Program, India
Organized by University of Sydney
Lecture on ‘Affordable Green Building Alternatives: Solutions that don’t address the bulk of India are hardly solutions’

2011, May 13
Pune, India
Lecture on `The Plasticity of Ferrocement: Its Potential for Architectural Applications and Influence on Architectural Form´ on the National Conference on Ferrocement 2011

2011, May 12
Mumbai, India
Lecture presenting `The Emperor’s New Green Clothes: A perspective on emerging architectural trends in response to the global resource crunch´

2011, March 23
Brisbane, School of Architecture University of Queensland, Australia
Seminar: `Building with Fire: Baked-insitu mud Houses in India´

2011, March 16
Brisbane, School of Architecture University of Queensland, Australia
Seminar: `Roger Anger: Research on Beauty ´

2011, March 15
Brisbane, State Library, School of Architecture University of Queensland, Australia
Lecture presenting `Material Matters in Architecture´. Opening public lecture in the series 2011 “North by Northwest”

2011, February 24
Colombo, Sri Lankan Institute of Architects, Sri Lanka

Speaker at the Nationall Conference on Architecture 2011: `Architecture For All: City+Community´. Lecture presenting `Green Design must be low-cost: If solutions today are not low-cost, they may not be green´

2011, January 8
New Delhi, The Energy Research Institute (TERI), India
Speaker at the National Conference on Green Design: Buildings and Habitat 2011
Lecture presenting `Green can also be low-cost: Architectural solutions for
the bulk of India´

2011, January
Auroville, India
Lecture presenting ‘Auroville: Backround, History, Urban Design and Sustainable Planning’, for students of University of Bologna

2010, November 8
Vienna, Academie der Bildenden Kuenste, Austria
Lecture presenting `Research on Beauty´. Roger Anger’s response to high-rise housing trends in post-war Paris

2010, September 17
Paris, Pavilion d’Arsenal, France
Lecture presenting ‘The Heritage of Roger Anger: Parisian Architect of the 50s and 60s who was appointed Chief Architect of Auroville, an eco-city-in-the-making in South India’

2010, August 22
Pune, Council of Architecture, India
Book release lecture of recent publication: Research on Beauty, Roger Anger Architecture 1953-2008

2010, August 21
Pune, National Institute for Advanced Studies in Architecture, India
Lecture presenting own projects, research, and teaching `Form follows Technology’´

2010, April 16
New York, Parsons The New School of Design, U.S.A.
Lecture presenting own work: `Form Follows Technology´

2009, November 11
Phoenix, Green Build Expo, U.S.A
Speaker at `The Demands of Main Street: Embracing Local Culture to Create Unstoppable Sustainable Communities´

2009, November 12
Flagstaff, Northern Arizona University, U.S.A.
Lecture presenting ‘Material Matters: Innovations for Mainstreaming’

2009, November 4
Berlin, Aedes, Germany
Lecture on `Urbanisation in a Rural Context´. Filmscreening `In Comparison´ featuring own work, and Podium discussion with Film director: Harun Farocki

2009, October 19
Erfurt, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Lecture on ‘Design, Construction and Environmental Implications’

2009, October 9
Berlin, Aedes, Germany

Exhibition `What Makes India Urban?´ Featuring innovative design and construction in personal practice

2009, September 20 and 21
Hamburg, Cinepolis, Germany
Discussion on ‘Brick’ following screening of ‘In Comparison’ by Harun Farocki

2009, May 7
Beirut, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Lecture presenting ‘Material Matters: The Shaping of Sustainable Architecture’

2009, April 30 and May 1
New York, jointly organised by The Architectural League of New York, the India China Institute of The New School and Parsons The New School for Design, U.S.A.
Lecture presenting `Emerging Exchanges: New Architectures in India´

2009, April 28
Ithaca, Cornell University, U.S.A.
Lecture on ‘Thinking with the Hands: Research within Architectural Practice’

2009, March
Lausitz, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Lecture presenting ‘Research on Beauty: Architecture-Design-Innovation’

2009, March
Berlin, Technischen Universität (TU), Germany
Lecture presenting ‘Research on Beauty: Architecture-Design-Innovation’

2008, December
Ahmedabad, CEPT School of Architecture, India
Lecture presenting ‘Learning to Learn: Reflections on Architectural Education and Practice’

2008, November
Hamburg, Galerie Hilaneh von Kories, Germany
‘Uprootedness and the Sense of Home’, Introduction of the exhibition Sheila Rock: Sera, Photographs from a Tibetan exile monastery in Northern India

2008, November
Delft, University of Technology, Netherlands
Speaker at ‘Climatic Design and Sustainability: Research, Achievements and Visions for the Future’

2007, October
Cottbus, Germany
Trialog conference on Fire-stabilised mud houses

2006, April
Sydney, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Australia
Keynote speaker at ‘The Future is Now’

2006, April
Berlin, Technische Universität (TU)
Lecture presenting ‘Indian Architecture, Tradition and Current Trends’

2006, April
Berlin, Technische Universität (TU)
Lecture presenting ‘Using traditional construction materials in innovative ways’

2006, April
Berlin, Technische Universität (TU)
Lecture presenting ‘Changing Paradigms: Old Delhi and New Delhi’

2006, March
Mumbai, India
Conference: ‘Modernism and Indian Architecture’ ‘Golconde: India’s first example of solar passive modern architecture’

2005, December
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Speaker at ‘13th Arcasia Forum The Association of Siamese Architects’

2005, November
Darmstadt, Technische Universität (TU), Germany
Virtual Site Visit for Diploma Students

2005, July
Madrid, Spain
Speaker at the International Architecture Seminar ‘7 Ideas of Beauty: Beauty in the XXI Century’

2004, December
Guadeloupe, France
Speaker at the Pan-American Congress ‘Architecture and sustainable development in the tropical context’

2004, October
Hyderabad, India
Speaker at the World Green Building Congress

2004, March
Chennai, India
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority Panel Discussion

2004, January
Bilbao, Collegio de Arquitectos, Spain
Presentation of own work

2003, October
Goa, Indian Institute of Interior Design, India
Presentation of own work

2003, July
Woodstock, U.S.A
Presentation of own work

2003, July
New York, Indian Embassy, U.S.A
Presentation of own work

2003, May
Barcelona, Spain
Seminar of Asia – Urbs Project of the European Commission by the municipalities of Barcelona, London and Haryana ‘Sustainable building design’

2003 February
Pune, Indian Institute of Interior Designers, India
Presentation of own work

2003 February
Surat, Indian Institute of Architects, India
Central Regional Conference on ‘Green Architecture’

2003 January
Mumbai, Kamla Raheja Institute for Architecture and Environmental Science, India
Lecture presenting ‘Experimental Construction Techniques’

2002, November
Austin, U.S.A
Speaker at the World Green Building Conference ‘India Goes Green’

2002, September
Mumbai, India
Asia – Urbs Program presentation of the European Commission ‘Sustainable Development and Human Unity’

2002, July
Berlin, Technische Universität (TU), Germany
Lecture presenting ‘Material Matters’

2002, July
Venice, Italy
Asia – Urbs Program Presentation of the European Commission ‘Sustainable Development and Human Unity’

2002, May
Chennai, India
Conference: Empowerment of Women in Construction Industry ASCENT

2001, November
Aurangabad, Indian Institute of Architects, India
Presentation of own work

2001, October
Nasik, School of Architecture, India
Presentation of own work

2001, August
Berlin, Germany
Speaker at the ‘Urban Issue Forum’

2000, April
Chennai, India
‘Sustainable Living – An Agenda for ACTION’ UNCHS (Habitat) and Citizens Alliance for sustainable living (SUSTAIN), ‘Ecological buildings for Metropolitan Areas’, Workshop 2000+

2000, February
Mumbai, Hecar Foundation, India
Speaker at the ‘Conference Women in Architecture: Works of South Asian women architects’

2000, February
Pune, Indian Institute of Architects, India
Young Architects Festival

2000, February
Mumbai, India
Conference: Encounters, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies ‘Sustainable development alternatives’

2000, January
Bangalore, India
International Conference on Urbanization and Housing II, Commonwealth Association of Architects and The Indian Institute of Architects in Sustainable Development of Urban Infrastructure and Housing

1999, January
Mumbai, Mohile Parikh Center for Visual Arts, India
Architecture Forum, NCPA

1999, December
Bangalore, India
‘Sustainability and Architecture’ 42nd Annual NASA Millennium Convention

1999, October
Pondicherry, India
Workshop for the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources on Renewable Energy, conducted by Solagni