Net proceeds from the Architects Connect Talk series 1 & 2 were contributed to Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA) and their COVID-19 relief fund for Construction Workers and daily wage labourers by Ethos. For Architects Connect 3.0 we are raising funds to support the migrant labourers at Village Soda, Rajasthan. Soda as many other villages, has been badly affected by the lockdown. However, it is one of India's most positive stories where 10 years ago, the villagers broke all barriers to elect a woman sarpanch, Chhavi Rajawat who was India's youngest sarpanch (at the time of her election) and one of our speakers at AC 3.0.
In this live session, Ar. Raj Rewal will share the lessons from his projects on low cost housing and his journey as an architect. A distinguished doyen of architecture, Raj Rewal is recognised internationally for buildings that respond with sensitivity to the complex demands of rapid urbanisation, climate and culture. Some of his creations include the Hall of Nations, the library for the Indian Parliament and the Asian Games Village in New Delhi, the CIDCO low cost Housing amongst many others. Enroll for this talk to know Raj Rewal's views on Affordable housing.
Tony Joseph dons many hats. He is the principal of Stapati, a multi-disciplinary practice emphasizing values of integrity, sustainability and innovation. He is also the Founder Chairman of Avani Institute of Design, a Center of Excellence in Architecture and Design education located in Calicut, promoting a holistic approach to design education to develop well-rounded professionals equipped with the sensitivity, empathy, social and technical skill sets to address the ever evolving concerns of our environment. Do join for the talk titled ‘Stapati – Context and Response’.
Sarpanch Chhavi Rajawat is the first woman Sarpanch with an MBA in India, serving the village called Soda in Rajasthan since 2010. As head of the Village Council, Chhavi is working to develop Soda with the support of the government, the corporate sector, NGOs and individuals. Her focus is on addressing environmental, social and economic challenges in Soda. Chhavi has held senior posts with private firms such as Bharti Airtel and the Carlson Group. She has been elected as an Aspen Fellow. She co-chaired the World Economic Forum India Summit (2012), and has won many Global and National Accolades. Join this session to hear Chhavi talk about rural planning and the impact good governance has on the bottom of the pyramid.
When we speak of Human Resources Development why do we focus on the white collar more than the blue collar? What about the construction workers, their lives and aspirations? How will the commerce of Architecture be affected post Pandemic? How does the Finance Minister's package affect the construction industry? Join this panel discussion led by Ar Ravi Sarangan, Founder-Edifice as he discusses the State of Architecture with panel members from diverse backgrounds, Architects, Realty and Industry experts- Arunjot Bhalla, Managing Director, RSP- Bangalore, Sandeep Virmani, Executive Vice Chairman- Hunnarshala Foundation, S K Tripathi, DYMD & CEO- JMC Projects India.