Pratyush Shankar is the Acting Dean and Associate Professor at Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He is interested in Himalayan Architecture, Indian Cities and in teaching Architecture. Since he attained adulthood, he has been regularly hiking (sometime twice a year!) in the Himalayas and over the years has conducted many research and documentation trips in Indian and Nepalese Himalayas. This has resulted in the book “Himalayan Cities: Settlement Pattern, Public Places and Architecture” by Niyogi publisher 2014
These days he is engaged in a research that tries to understand the impact of information technologies on the form and perception of the Indian city. He loves to draw and feels drawing is the most important tool of communication for an architect. He is extremely passionate about teaching and believes in the transformative powers of a good place of learning.
Pratyush also has a small design practice and has done projects in various parts of India and Nepal. He won the 22nd AYA J K award for residence design in 2013 and was a Ford-Asia fellow in 2008-09
About the Talk
TITLE – Himalayan Cities and other Narratives
The talk will illustrate the key arguments of my book “Himalayan Cities” that deals with questions of material culture and landscape conditions of cities. I will also try and articulate this overarching concern as seen in my teaching and design practice
MOHAN S RAO