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11th International Seminar on Vernacular Settlements

 September 30, October 1 & 2, 2022


Day 1 30th September, Friday

Inaugural Session  06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Welcome Note by the Seminar Chair Pratyush Shankar, Dean, SEDA, Provost, NUV


Inaugural Keynote address by Ranjith Dayaratne, Professor, University of Bahrain


Address by Smt. Tejal Amin, Chairperson, Navrachana Education Society

Session 1 11:30 am - 01:00 pm


Exploring Fire Hazard Vulnerability of traditional residential buildings in Walled City of Jaipur              

Shipra Goswami, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Dr. Satish Pipralia

People’s Habitat: Social Production Process as a Driving Force Towards Vernacular-Modern Linkage

Surabhi Patil, Aishwarya Warad


“Creative Place-Making” - A Conceptual Framework to enhance Social Cohesion in Open Spaces in Residential Settlements

Shanta Pragyan Dash, N. Lakshmi Thilagam


Learning From Leuit: The Remains of Sundanese Vernacular Architecture’s Rice Barn

Kemas Ridwan Kurniawan, Rizki Dwika Aprilian


Adaptation of Vernacular Architecture in the Bajo Mola Tribe Facing Modernity

Kinayung Syafira Aratuza, Kemas Ridwan Kurniawan, Yulia Nurliani Harahap


Vernacular Architecture of Batak as Tourism Commodities in North Sumatera Province, Indonesia

Titien Saraswati

Beyond Architecture: Reimagining ‘Vernacular’ as a holistic eco-system- Insights from eco-tourism ventures in mountain villages

Aishwarya Kulkarni, Akshata Damle


Transformations in the Vernacular Buildings of Nagaland, India

Rongsentila Imsong, Ashwani Kumar

Session 2 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm


Modern Vernacular Buildings: Rethinking the green building rating systems            

Radhika Garg, Kamini Singh


Indian historic cities and complexity theory: A case of Jodhpur          

Manan Singhal


Understanding Kadakal: Analysis of Vernacular Mercantile Architecture and Market of Central Kerala for Determination of its Future

Piyush Pandya, Sherin S. Varikkatt


Understanding the functioning of traditional market streets in the city of Palanpur   

Krupa Chaudhary


Re-Translation of Dayaknese Vernacular Material Culture into Postcolonial City of Palangka Raya Through Urban Physiognomy           

Mandarin Guntur, Kemas Ridwan Kurniawan, Dalhar Sutanto


Adaptation of Vernacular Way Forward for Future Urbanisation  

Shilpa Sharma

Session 3 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm           


Multi-hazard Vulnerability of Vernacular Houses of Supaul, Bihar           

Satyanshu Kumar, Anoop Kumar Sharma, Sourovee Dutta


Vernacular techniques of flood resilient communities: A case of the Himalayan region, India

Naveen Prashar, Harshit Sosan Lakra, Raman Kant


Colonisation as shared heritage: The case of British establishments at Cannanore     

Anjali C


The dynamics of changing living environment of villages at the urban-rural interface- the case of Vadodara

Dr. Bhawana Vasudeva


Re-interpreting Rules of Vernacular Practices for Contemporary Built Form within an Urban Setting

Advaita Jalan

Evaluating Traditional Knowledge Systems through Bio-Cultural Approach: A shift towards sustainable management of resources

Sneha Anand

Special Session 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm      

The vernacular informing and enabling design in a meaningful way

Peter Rich (Johannesburg, South Africa)


Followed by

Panel discussion with Peter Rich, Pratyush Shankar and B.V. Doshi  (to be confirmed)

Evening Session 07:00 pm onwards       

Dinner for delegates

Keynote  10:00 am - 11:00 am

Keynote address- Nanubhai Amin Memorial Lecture, by  Sandeep Virmani, Founder, Hunnarshala Foundation and Sahjeevan

Session 1 11:30 am - 01:00 pm


Dwelling and landscape setting: Continuity of cultural ideas in the dwellings of Udaipur

Pragya Shankar


Notion of Dwelling: Transhumance Pastoralists Raika Community, Rajasthan"        

Muskan Chopra


Challenges in Preserving the Revered Character of Sacred Groves of Udupi District, Western Ghats- Karnataka      

Lavanya Vikram, Dr. Monalisa Bhardwaj, Aruna Gopal

Point of Hybrid: Negotiating between development activities and ecological processes along land-water mediation 

Priyanka Sanjay Kanhare, Dr. Aarti Grover

Exploring the responsive human imprints through landscapes of faith, Case Study: Nashik and Paithan    

Ritu Sharma, Richa Jagatramka

Vernacular water conservation traditions by pastoral community: Study of Virdas, Banni grasslands, Kutch

Manali Bhadra Vidhyarthi

Session 2 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm


An Insight into Himalayan Vernacular Architecture: Study of Kath-Khuni Style of Kullu Region              

Sourovee Dutta, Aakash Khajuria, Satyanshu Kumar


Domestic Art Practice and Built Environment: A Case Study of the Ritualistic Paintings of Warli Community in Dang            

Aditi Jain, Neel Jain


Distinctive Poetics and Craftsmanship in the Vernacular Building Traditions of Kumaon: Case of Almora   

Shubhra Pande, Monalisa Bhardwaj, Pushplata Garg


Saharanpur Woodcraft: Investigating Adaptive Practices of Vernacular Cultures for Sense of Place in Contemporary Design   

Dr. Ritu Gulati


Tenable Craft Practices: A Study of Clay Pottery at Kumbharwada

Shalini Amin, Sanjana Samel-Ambekar, Krunali Rathod


Terracotta Landscapes: Vernacular Exchanges of the Hand and the Machine in South India

Priya Joseph


Limasan-Learning from the Past for the Better Future: Socially Engaged Architecture

Linda Octavia


Adaptive Reuse of traditional buildings of Dhundhar Region in Rajasthan: A Revival of local building crafts

Kanika Goyal, Jitendra Menghani


Role of Building Materials in Contemporary Vernacular Architectural Expression : Case Study of Konkan Region

Vinit Mirkar, Qamar Irshad

Keynote  04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Keynote address by Prof. Habeeb Khan, President, Council of Architecture

Concluding Session  04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Concluding session by Seminar Chair and Scientific Committee


Announcement of 12th ISVS 

Evening Session 07:00 pm onwards       

Cultural evening - Garba

Day 2 1st October, Saturday 

Day 3 2nd October, Sunday 

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