The Bangalore Workshop 2015: Vimal Jain Foundation & IIM, Bengaluru

What: The Vimal Jain Foundation and the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru are organising a 5 day workshop from August 11th to 15th, 2015. Modeled on the Glenn Murcutt Masterclass conducted annually in Sydney, The Bangalore Workshop 2015 focuses on the processes of observation and documentation as the necessary precursors to speculation.The workshop is being conducted by Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury, both accomplished teachers, practitioners and Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal recipients. Both of them have also been involved in the Glenn Murcutt MasterClass since its inception in 2000. Dr. B.V. Doshi will join the Workshop on the last two days for the final reviews and public lectures.

For the 2015 workshop, participants will be invited to study the edges of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and suggest ways in which to negotiate the chaotic urban environment on the street with the serene quality of the campus. The aim is to attempt a bridge both physically (through architectural and programmatic ideas) and metaphorically between these two contrasting conditions. Though known internationally as a premier academic institution, IIMB is isolated from its immediate context and offers no opportunity for a dialogue. It is the hope that through the workshop one begins to find a way to have the Institute engage with the city and vice versa. This also offers a real opportunity to address the challenges posed by rapid urbanization and commercialism – how these edges are treated will hopefully offer clues for how ‘quality’ and public space could find its way back into our streetscapes.Conducted over 5 days, the participants stay and work on the IIM
Bangalore campus. Apart from the workshop daily events include
lectures, music performances and discussions.Also included is one day trip to a local historic site, accommodation
and food for the duration of the workshop. 30 participants
will work in 5 groups of 6 each (3 architects and 3 students).

When: August 11th to 15th, 2015
The workshop is open to students (4th & 5th year students only) and practitioners.

Registration Fees:

Architects: Rs.50,000
Students: Rs.25,000 (4th & 5th year students only)

Application Form: Click here
Please send a Portfolio (in PDF format and not more than 5MB) and a Statement of Purpose to
Date of Submission: By the 17th of July, 2015.
Selected participants will be informed by the 20th of July.
For further information:

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