Conferences

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2004

  • Besharp-networking, creating Euro-Indian opportunities on SBE projects- Mumbai

2005

  • “Gross National Happiness” conference in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada– presented paper on RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing

2006

  • Visiting faculty at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

2008

  • Presented paper on settlement planning and built forms at the 2nd UNCCD Conference, to be held at the Sede-Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
  • Invited to be on steering committee of IGBC to work on standards for green homes

2009

  • Transform, a workshop organized by Madras Craft Foundation, presented paper on Work with traditional and non- traditional materials.
  • Exhibited in the forum / conference in Germany for the “What makes India Urban?” – Challenges Towards Mobility, Infrastructure, Energy and Perpetual Change hosted by AEDES-EAST – international forum of Zietgenossische Architecture

2010

  • Invited by CEPT Ahmadabad to be member of the Jury for the Kurula Varkey Design Forum 2009/10
  • 2nd annual meeting of “Gubbigroup”; a group of 28 professionals in India in the field of planning / architecture / simulation / energy / sustainability. The 2nd annual meeting was to frame an indigenous system of green development and building evaluation / rating.
  • Green school design conference at Woodstock school – Mussoori, Dheradhun, paper presented on “Reconnect between space – technology and learning – teaching”

2011

  • Organized a 3 days hands on training workshop for “leadership in Environment and Development – India” on Climate Change- Moving Towards a Low Carbon Economy- The Energy Perspective

2012

  • Presented paper and panelist on “Chennai City of Culture” organized by Midas and American Cultural Center
  • Auroville Festival Week – IIC; N.Delhi – paper on sustainable development
  • Object of Architecture – kamala Rajeha school of Architecture – 5 days design studio on restructuring of Bandra streets and presentation for the Kamla Raheja Memorial Lecture Series & Workshop, Mumbai

2013

  • Vibrant Future Cities Conclave – Gujarat; sustainable city development lecture
  • Workshop on Design principle and methodology – Auroville Green practices
  • Studio and charrette for the planning of the “Academy of the Future” – Alwar / Rajasthan
  • Jury member for Vatavaran the international film festival on Environment, climate Change and Biodiversity
  • Lecture on Climate and solar passive for Engineering (elec / mech / civil) in Dayanand college of Engineer in Bangalore

2014

  • lecture series on Sustainable architecture at Federal University of Minas Gerais as part of the India – Brazil symposium, Belo Horizonte / Brazil
  • Conducted hands on Bamboo building workshop in Auroville with Auroville Bamboo centre and Green practices to build a modular home

2015

  • Talk to Bangalore architects and schools of Architecture organised by “Aspire” at the Dayanand Sagar School of Architecture, Bangalore
  • key note address for MASA in Bangalore
  • Invited to participate and contribute project to the “state of Architecture” expo in Mumbai
  • All India Institute of Architecture- Indore chapter – lecture on sustainability and design
  • Presented the works of AVDC at the Manorama House event in Cochin

2016

  • Lecture the state of Urban architecture and politics of development for the South Asia meet on Architecture organised by State of Architecture Expo events
  • National Training workshop IV- cohort 17 – LEAD India – lectures on sustainability issues and challenges with urban construction
  • Foundation studio lectures cum workshops for NITTE institute, Mangalore, Karnataka
  • Presented paper at the conference on the theme “Sacred Geography of Spiritual Cities” organized by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation and UNESCO