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Webinar Details: Session No: 5 (Talk-5)

Date and Time13th August, 2020 at 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
VenueZoom
AttendeesPiCA students, faculty and other college students
Number of Attendees95+ on Zoom & 535+ YouTube Views
X-PiCAns Presenters1. Aishwarya Raju (Graduated - 2017)
2. Unmesh Kelkar (Graduated - 2015)
Session ModeratorProf. Jinu Kurien

Webinar Minutes:
5.02 p.m.: Opening remarks by Prof. Kavita Pradhan

5.03 p.m.: Introduction of presenters by Moderator Prof. Jinu Kurien

  1. 5.07 p.m.: Presentation by Aishwarya Raju
    Thesis Topic: Campus for Bamboo Culture, Auroville
  2. 5.40 p.m.: Presentation by Unmesh Kelkar
    Thesis Topic: Architecture of the Threshold: Theorizing In-Between Spaces to Reinterpret Urban Renewal in Mumbai

6.15 p.m.: Question and answer session.
The dissertations showed in-depth research process. Aishwarya’s thesis was material oriented as it started with Bamboo and explored possibilities. Unmesh briefly showed his bachelors’ thesis and focused more on his masters’ thesis that was related to Urban design. His drawings and way of representation were remarkable. There was a lot to learn from him for the students present. Unmesh mentioned how after completing his thesis he wrote essays and participated in competitions related to his topic that further helped him get awards and recognition. Jinu Kurien summarized the session about learnings from the session and possibilities of afterlife for the thesis that can give further direction to

6.50 p.m.: Vote of Thanks by Kavita Pradhan.

Webinar Details: Session No: 4 (Talk-4)

Date and Time7th August, 2020 at 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
VenueZoom
AttendeesPiCA students, faculty and other college students
Number of Attendees120
X-PiCAns Presenters1. Eesha Harmalkar (Graduated - 2019)
2. Riddhi Aiya (Graduated - 2018)
Session ModeratorProf. Smita Dalvi

Webinar Minutes:
5.02 p.m.: Opening remarks by Prof. Kavita Pradhan

5.03 p.m.: Introduction of presenters by Moderator Prof. Smita Dalvi

  1. 5.07 p.m.: Presentation by Eesha Harmalkar
    Thesis Topic: Working Women’s Hostel
  2. 5.50 p.m.: Presentation by Riddhi Aiya
    Thesis Topic: Urban intervention in the Dhobi Ghat Community, Colaba

6.30 p.m.: Question and answer session.
The thesis processes and research were appreciable. Faculty members who were present and students engaged in a discussion about the presented design dissertations that had proposed certain policy changes as in case of new proposal for Dhobi Ghat at Colaba and inclusion of co-working spaces in working women’s hostel. It was an interesting session as the research required for the dissertations was handled very well by both the X-PiCAns.

6.50 p.m.: Vote of Thanks by Kavita Pradhan.

(This session was planned for Thursday 6th August; but due to heavy rainfall and power-cuts in many areas, it b was postponed to Friday, 7th August at a short notice.)

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Webinar Details: Session No: 3 (Talk-3)

Date and Time30th July, 2020 at 5.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
VenueZoom
AttendeesPiCA students, faculty and other college students
Number of Attendees95+ on Zoom & Youtube Views: 400+
X-PiCAns Presenters1. Chaitali Chaudhari (Graduated - 2019)
2. Gagandeep Jadhav (Graduated - 2018)
Session ModeratorProf. Reshma Sathe

Webinar Minutes:
5.02 p.m.: Opening remarks by Prof. Kavita Pradhan

5.03 p.m.: Introduction of presenters by Moderator Prof. Reshma Sathe

  1. 5.07 p.m.: Presentation by Chaitali Chaudhari
    Thesis Topic: Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Nagpur
  2. 5.30 p.m.: Presentation by Gagandeep Jadhav
    Thesis Topic: Smart Architecture for an Accident and Emergency Hospital

6.00 p.m.: Question and answer session.
Many faculty and students engaged in a healthy discussion about the presented design dissertations.

6.25 p.m.: Vote of Thanks by Kavita Pradhan. It was an exciting session as all students and faculty got the opportunity to see two different dissertations and research challenges that were very well handled
by the X-PiCAns presenters.

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Time: 30th July, 2020 5.00 p.m. India
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Webinar Details: Session No: 2 (Talk-2)

Date and Time23rd July, 2020 at 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
VenueZoom
AttendeesPiCA students, faculty and other college students
Number of Attendees180+ on Zoom & Youtube Views: 600+
X-PiCAns Presenters1. Aathira Pillai (Graduated- 2019)
2. Srinivas Palivela (Graduated - 2019)
Session ModeratorProf. R. Venkatesh

Webinar Minutes:
5.00 p.m.: Opening remarks by Prof. Kavita Pradhan
5.05 p.m.: Presentation by Aathira Pillai
Thesis Topic: Kayapalat: a call for regenerative architecture in Mahim Koliwada
5.30 p.m.: Presentation by Srinivas Palivela
Thesis Topic: The centre for spiritual consciousness
6.00 p.m.: Question and answer session
6.25 p.m.: Vote of Thanks by Kavita Pradhan

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Topic: PiCA Thesis Forum – Talk 2
Date: 23rd July, 2020 4:42 p.m. India
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Webinar Details: Session No: 1 (Talk-1)

Date and Time16th July, 2020 at 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
VenueZoom
AttendeesPiCA students, faculty and other college students
Number of Attendees220
X-PiCAns Presenters1. Anushka Shahdadpuri (Graduated - 2019)
2. Kunal Jain (Graduated - 2019)
Session ModeratorProf. Tejashree Lakras

Webinar Minutes:
5.00 p.m.: Introduction by Dr. Sudnya Mahimkar
5.05 p.m.: Presentation by Anushka Shahdadpuri
Thesis Topic: A Narrative of Ephemerality. Re-thinking permanence
5.50 p.m.: Presentation by Kunal Jain
Thesis Topic: Hampi Heritage Interpretation and Convention Centre
6.20 p.m.: Question and answer session
6.45 p.m.: Vote of Thanks by Kavita Pradhan

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Topic: PiCA Thesis Forum
Date: 16th July, 2020 4:43 p.m. India
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Academic Year2020-21
Date16th July, 2020
Webinar CoordinatorProf. Kavita Pradhan
Faculty TeamProf. Tejashree Lakras, Prof. Neha Korde, Prof. Kavita Sawant, Prof. R. Venkatesh and many other PiCA Faculty
Speakers InvitedPiCA alumni who excelled in their final year Design Dissertation

PiCA Thesis Forum is a webinar series where X-PiCAns present the process and outcome of their final year Design Dissertations. It offers a platform for Design Dissertation discussions and exchange of ideas between our students, faculty and the alumni. It provides exposure to current students to the research processes of their seniors’ theses and reveals how those culminated into design intents. It aims to unfold the evolution of concepts, how the designs responded to context, research explorations, user needs, materiality and also the resolution of challenges of building structures.

Thus, PiCA Thesis Forum hopes to kindle the quest of posing interesting architecture research questions among the current 4th and 5th year students and challenges them to handle the Design Dissertation in an innovative, mature and holistic manner.