Mutations

Mutations 2019 - A 4 Day Public Event Comprising of the Exhibition, Lectures and Workshops
Mutations 2019 Event ReportExhibitionLecturesWorkshop
SubjectA 4 Day Public Event Comprising of the Exhibition, Lectures and Workshops
Session2019-2020
Year1st and 2nd (M. Arch. Urban Design)
Date4th - 7th October, 2019
SemesterI & III (M.Arch. Urban Design)
Faculty CoordinatorRicha Sharma
Faculty TeamMadhavi Patil, Sanghamitra Barthakur, Kavita Sawant
LocationPillai College of Architecture
Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus,
Plot No. 10, Sector 16,
New Panvel, Navi Mumbai,
Maharashtra 410206

Description:
‘Mutations’ is the annual public exhibition of M.Arch. studio and thesis works done as part of the Master’s Program in Urban Design, Pillai College of Architecture (PiCA). ‘Mutations 2019’ was hosted in the college campus at Panvel. It was a 4 day public event comprising of the exhibition, lectures and workshop.

Day 1: 4th October, 2019
Inaugural Ceremony:

Prof. Richa Sharma delivering the Introductory Address

Principal, Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar addressing the guests

Ar. Pallavi Kulkarni

Chief Guest Shri. Ramesh Dengle sharing his professional experiences

Felicitation of Shri. Ramesh Dengle by Principal, Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar

Master’s student Kamlesh Gade welcoming the guests

The inaugural ceremony was attended by the academic and professional fraternity of PiCA and other institutions of Mumbai. Prof. Richa Sharma, Program Coordinator and faculty welcomed the Chief Guest and dignitaries and guests. She also introduced the event and briefed about the lecture and workshop lineup in addition to the exhibition. The ceremony was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Shri. Ramesh Dengle, Chief Architect and Planner CIDCO who shared his experience of being in the profession of Urban Design. Visiting faculty Ar. Pallavi Kulkarni threw light on the challenges and opportunities that Urban Design affords. Principal Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar also congratulated the entire master’s program team of faculty and students on the event.

Publication Release: PiCA UD Thesis and Studio Compendiums

Guests, Faculty, Publication Team and Alumni at the release

Publication Release:
Following this the Publications of the Thesis and Studio Compendiums of the M. Arch. Urban Design Program were released at the hand of all the guests, publication team and alumni.

Prof. Richa Sharma giving the Vote of Thanks

Faculty, Students and Guest Speakers on concluding event day

Student Exhibition Team - Semester III students of M. Arch. Urban Design PiCA

Vote of Thanks:
The event concluded on 7th October 2019 with Prof. Richa Sharma giving the vote of thanks.

Poster for the ‘Mutations 2019’ Event:

The Exhibition had on display the following:

Urban Design Studio WorksUrban Design Thesis Works

Semester I, 2018-19
Study of Commercial Precincts: Vashi Node, Navi Mumbai


Semester II (2018-19)
Revitalising the Right Bank Canal, Nashik


Semester III, 2018-2019
Urban transformation as a response to new layers of transportation, Navi Mumbai

Enhancing the Film Culture of Mumbai to promote it as a ‘Creative City of Films’
Juieli Manjrekar


Vertiport City Prototype: Design Strategies for cities on adopting Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft for air transportation
Anupam Vincent


Conjoint model of tourism development and community involvement on ecologically rich area of Gorai- Manori
Pranav A. Anyal


M.Arch. Urban Design Student work at the Exhibition

Exhibition Inaugural by Chief Guest Shri. Ramesh Dengle in the presence of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai

Guests, Members from Management, Alumni, Faculty and students of UD, PiCA at Exhibition Inaugural

Guests, Members from Management, Alumni, Faculty and students of UD, PiCA viewing the exhibition

Guests, Members from Management, Alumni, Faculty and students of UD, PiCA viewing the exhibition

Exhibition Inauguration (4th October, 2019):
The exhibition was inaugurated by Shri. Ramesh Dengle and Dr. Vasudevan Pillai, Founder and CEO Patron of Pillai Group of Institutions and Mahatma Education Society and other members of the management too joined in to view the exhibition.

Members from the Management, Dr. Priam Pillai and Mr. Franav Pillai at the exhibition with faculty

Public viewing by visitors from the academic and professional fraternity

Public viewing by visitors from the academic and professional fraternity

Day 2: 5th October, 2019
Exhibition Viewing

The exhibition witnessed viewing from the professional fraternity as well as members of the Management on 5th October, 2019.

Dr. Akshay Patil and Dr. Amit Deshmukh at the Exhibition

Day 3: 6th October, 2019
Public Exhibition Viewing

The on-going exhibition also witnessed public viewing.

Detailed interaction with guests Ar. Harshad Bhatia, Dr. Akshay Patil and Dr. Amit Deshmukh as part of exhibition viewing

Detailed interaction with guests Ar. Harshad Bhatia, Dr. Akshay Patil and Dr. Amit Deshmukh as part of exhibition viewing

Detailed interaction with guests Ar. Harshad Bhatia, Dr. Akshay Patil and Dr. Amit Deshmukh as part of exhibition viewing

Day 4: 7th October, 2019
Exhibition Viewing Exhibition

The on-going exhibition also witnessed public viewing along with a detailed interaction with the guest speakers. The exhibition and event closed in the evening of day 4.

Talk on 'Investigating the Urban' by Dr. Binti Singh

Talk on 'Investigating the Urban' by Dr. Binti Singh

Felicitation of Dr. Binti Singh by Ar. Pallavi Kulkarni

Lectures:

Day 1: 4th October, 2019
Lecture: ‘Investigating and Theorising the Urban’

Urban Sociologist and Theorist, Dr. Binti Singh delivered a talk on ‘Investigating and Theorising the Urban – I’

Talk on 'Theorising the Urban' by Prof. Manoj Parmar

Felicitation of Prof. Manoj Parmar by Prof. Smita Dalvi

Professor and Dean of Master’s Program at KRVIA, Prof. Manoj Parmar concluded the talk on ‘Investigating and Theorising the Urban – II’

Closing talk by Ar. Harshad Bhatia

Closing talk by Ar. Harshad Bhatia

Felicitation of Ar. Harshad Bhatia by Prof. Richa Sharma

Day 4: 7th October, 2019
Lecture: ‘It’s Time for Urban Design’

Urban Designer and Architect, Creative Writer and Educator, Ar. Harshad Bhatia delivered the closing talk on ‘It’s Time for Urban Design’

Dr. Akshay Patil addressing the workshop participants

Dr. Akshay Patil addressing the workshop participants

Dr. Amit Deshmukh addressing the workshop participants

Workshop

Day 3: 6th October, 2019
Workshop – ‘Urban Complexities – Concepts and Methods’

The third day had a day long Workshop conducted by Dr. Akshay Patil and Dr. Amit Deshmukh, faculty members from VNIT, Nagpur on ‘Urban Complexities – Concepts and Methods’. The workshop was attended by students, alumni and professionals.

Hands on workshop training

Certificate distribution to participants

Felicitation of Dr. Akshay Patil and Dr. Amit Deshmukh by Prof. Richa Sharma

Felicitation of Dr. Akshay Patil and Dr. Amit Deshmukh by Prof. Richa Sharma

Day 4: 7th October, 2019
Workshop – ‘Urban Complexities – Concepts and Methods’

The workshop on ‘Urban Complexities – Concepts and Methods’ by Dr. Akshay Patil and Dr. Amit Deshmukh, faculty members from VNIT, Nagpur concluded on the fourth day with a hands on training.

All the participants were awarded Certificates of Participation.