|Date||19th June, 2021|
|Subject||Urban Conservation, M.Arch, Semester 2|
|Attendees||Students and Faculty of Semester 2, M.Arch and few Students and Faculty of B.Arch|
|Subject Co-ordinator||Tejashree Lakras|
The 2 hours long session began with the introduction to speakers by Prof. Tejashree Lakras. The presentation was given by Architect Archana Deshmukh on her experiences in a variety of heritage conservation projects. The presentation highlighted how the types of tangible and intangible heritage reserve their conservation attention in urban context. Through a different range of projects right from structural to the urban scale, Archana gave emphasis on how Indian heritage is very contextual and demands a very community centred and context centred approach of conservation. The presentation also chalked out a list of challenges the project conductors faced during the intervention process at several sites and briefed on how the holistic dimension was given in the process and how the interdisciplinary team works helped in resolving the issues. The presentation speaker also very well explained how heritage can not be treated in isolation but needs to be connected with urban issues and developments in order to prove their sustainability and contribution in urban economic cycles.
The session, towards the end, opened up with an interactive question answer session where in faculty and students shared how the presentation was an eye opener for them, gave them a different perspective to look at the heritage buildings / site in future and also got their doubts clarified from the speaker.