South Asian Landscapes


South Asian Architecture and Urbanism has remained an area of long-term investigation for the School of Environment & Architecture. Along with the continuing historical threads, cultural similarity and shared colonial past, South Asian countries have been working towards articulating a critical discourse in shaping its built environment today. past? a meaningful future?


In recognizing the virtue of such borderless suspension, geographical and political impediments can be bypassed towards establishing stronger dialogue and understanding of building practices in the South Asian region. Through a series of conversations curated across borders, aimed at surveying the contemporary built environment, we hope to nurture institutional networks towards a collaborative environment of research and intellectual exchange. Such a journey may help prepare the ground from where a post-colonial inquiry into architectural and urban research for South Asia may be furthered.