“This was my first online course, and what a pertinent time to start! The course content of Architectural Writing is very relevant and undermined in Architectural Schools and Practice in South Africa. Being the only student outside of India, I felt very welcome! The content exposed me to the essential tools for a budding writer and the enthusiasm of both the mentor, Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta, the ACEDGE team, and the other students, was inspiring and humbling. Thank you, Apurva Ma’am, for the great opportunity to learn from you, and especially for your commitment and passion!”
Garryn Stephens, Postgraduate student, University of Cape Town, South Africa (BATCH 1)
“Absolutely loved this course! This course was a source of concentrated information about Architectural Journalism that would be very difficult to otherwise find. It was perfectly structured, ensuring that we knew about certain topics before we moved on to learn about others. Very precise information was given at the correct lesson, which ensured a smooth understanding and a great learning curve. Exercises and assignments were also structured that way making it very comfortable for us to follow and go through the course.
Apurva ma’am is such an amazing teacher, extremely humble and patient. She would answer every single question that was raised even though sometimes we went past our scheduled time slots. The course is also a great example of Apurva ma’am passion – she made sure each of us felt at ease; it almost felt like the course was personally structured for me! Even through the week, if we had any doubts, she was available (through Ankita)! I have learnt a lot more than I had initially hoped for from this course, and I am very glad I joined the course. If anyone needs a push or that last nudge to get enrolled, consider this as it!
Naomi Mathew Vettath, Architect at HCP Interior Design, Ahmedabad (BATCH 1)
“I am extremely grateful to Apurva ma’am and the ACEDGE team for giving us the opportunity to take writing forward in a professional way. This is not just an interest-based course, it may also allow some to find a spin-off career while being in the same field. The knowledge shared by the mentor is perfect for a learner who may be at any stage of writing. It is appropriately informative for a new learner as well as helpful for someone who may already be a writer. It is a complete course in itself. The best part about it was how open-ended every session was and how the mentor has let us be free to choose whatever path we wish to as per our liking. I would definitely recommend this course to others!”
Alisha Jacob, Architect at Architect Hafeez Contractor, Mumbai (BATCH 2)
“Taking this course was definitely the best experience I had during this lockdown. It exceeded my expectations. Not only was it very well organized, didactic and easy to follow, but it opened my mind towards Indian architecture and made me believe there was a future in pursuing this amazing discipline as an actual career. I can’t put into words how thankful I am to Apurva and the whole ACEDGE team for this wonderful experience.”
Constanza Bianco, Student, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (Batch 2)
“The course was brilliantly structured and a perfectly balanced one, streamlined towards architecture and yet open to have your own style; very precise yet left room for conversation. I loved the structure of the course and the access to the available material about it. I am in awe of Apurva Ma’am’s patience while teaching, she is never out of spirit. Ma’am’s involvement towards the learners is incredible. She remembers everyone and gives a detailed hearing to every learner. The diversity in the batch brings a number of perspectives on the floor without any obstruction! More than the structure of the course, it was ma’am’s energy that made the course more vibrant and gripping.”
Ayushi Motiwalla, Architect at Grassrooted (by Ar. Ayushi Motiwalla), Mumbai (BATCH2)
“I feel this course has broadened my understanding of architectural journalism, which previously was limited only to architectural magazines. After this course, I aligned myself with the other various scopes and spectrums, only to be bedazzled by the enormous volume of work journalism has to offer. Apurva ma’am is extremely helpful and provides personalized attention to each assignment. Being at the position she is in, she is extremely humble and repeats things until we understand which is creditable, as those things are just like a walk in the park for her.
Thank you ma’am for guiding us through this journey of writing. It was a very fun and insightful course, fascinating and quite different, unlike the monotonous lectures we are used to. The discussion part also opened up new thinking avenues and brought both sides of the coin in light. Thank you so much for your effective communication and high level of patience. The coordinators of this course, Isha and Shruti, are extremely helpful and polite, and solve all your doubts, basic to complex, regarding the course. This was indeed a fun journey and would miss it every single Saturday”
Ruchika Deshpande, Recent Graduate (2020) from Aayojan School of Architecture and Design, Maharashtra (BATCH 3)
“This is a great course—very well designed, and is really required for the development of the architecture sector, especially in countries like India!”
Neelam Manjunath, Founder – Manasaram Architects, Bengaluru (BATCH 3)
“A well-structured, concise, and precise course. This course has been for me an open-mindedness in writing related to the architectural field. Above all, the lucidity shown by Ar. Apurva in the interactive phase of the questions and answers is appreciated. For an aspiring researcher like me, this class has made me more confident. Many thanks to Ar. Apurva and the ACEDGE team in the success of such a course.”
Abdou Latifou Alassane, Practising Architect, New York (BATCH 4)
“The course was very helpful in bringing more confidence towards writing about architecture. The extremely methodical structure of curation brought a lot of clarity in understanding the bigger picture in architectural writing as well as the details and nuances involved. The references shared along the way are no less than treasures. My heartfelt gratitude to Apurva for being an amazing mentor who facilitated and enabled our own paths and interests to shine alongside sharing her own thoughts and experiences through the course. Thank you Apurva and Team Acedge for this enriching opportunity!”
Rama Raghavan, Asst. Prof, Brick School of Architecture, Pune (BATCH 5)
“I had the privilege to learn writing skills from one of the best architectural writers in India. Apurva Ma’am’s knowledge and experience in architectural writing enabled me to think and write about architecture in a methodological way. Throughout the course, the interactive sessions and discussions built the collective learning environment. The assignment and reading sources exposed me to various types of writing in detail. Didn’t realize how the 6 weeks course passed by in time. I would definitely recommend the course to fellow academicians, students and practising architects.”
Krunal Upadhyay, Principal architect at Charcoal Hues Design Studio and Asst. Prof. Vidyamandir College of Architecture, Surat (BATCH 5)