Date: Friday, 29th January 2021
Time: 17:30 – 20:00 IST
About Praxis | Conversations & Publication
An initiative by Matter, Praxis is editorially positioned as a survey of contemporary practices in India, with a particular emphasis on the principles of practice, the structure of its processes, and the challenges it is rooted in.The focus is on twelve firms whose span of work has committed to advancing specific alignments and has matured, over the course of the last decade.Through discussions on the different trajectories that the featured practices have adopted, the intent is to foreground a larger conversation on how the model of a studio is evolving in the context of India. It aims to unpack the contents, systems that organise the thinking in a practice.
The initiative will be published as Conversations and a Publication. The Conversations will be hosted on Fridays every fortnight at 17:30pm. Aishwarya Tipnis will be presenting the first in the series.
About Aishwarya Tipnis Architects
Aishwarya Tipnis founded Aishwarya Tipnis Architects (ATA) in New Delhi, India in 2007. An alumna of the School of Planning & Architecture, she has Master’s Degree in European Urban Conservation with distinction from University of Dundee, Scotland in 2007. She is the recipient of the highest civilian honor in the culture sector the insignia of Chevalier Des Arts et Des Lettre (Knight of the Arts and Letters), by the Government of France in 2018 for her outstanding commitment to preservation of French Heritage in India. She is the recipient of the UNESCO Award for Heritage Conservation in the Asia-Pacific Region (Award of Merit: Mahidpur Fort & Honorable Mention for Doon School, Dehradun) in 2016.
A participant of the first edition of the Global Cultural Leadership Programme, she is the recipient of Commonwealth Professional Fellowship 2011 as well as Scottish International Scholarship 2006. She has served as a consultant to UNESCO, Asian Development Bank, World Monuments Fund New York as well as Vielles Maison Francaise, Paris, Embassy of France in India, Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands in India. She is a Visiting Faculty at Department of Urban Design at the School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi, and the author of ‘Vernacular Traditions: Contemporary Architecture’ (2012); and ‘Engagements in the Courtyard: Restoring a Haveli’ in Old Delhi (2020).