SEA CITY is the School of Environment and Architecture’s outreach programme. SEA City organizes events, lectures, symposia and exhibitions in order to engage with the larger artistic and cultural discursive sphere within and outside the city. SEA City events are completely open to all public, and are attended by a diverse group of people including students, architects, professionals, academics and locals.


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SEA CONVERSATIONS
winter 2021-22




DESIGN DISSERTATION SYMPOSIUM 2022

from 25-27 Apr 2022
0900 to 1800 IST






BEYOND THE METROPOLIS 
an online symposium shifting the coordinates of urban imagination


Urban conditions beyond metropolises in India have been widely viewed as inward looking enclaves of local economy, culture and politics. Urban life is considered to unfold here in the shadow of the globally connected and much sought after “world-class” metro cities through illegible property rights, social interactions enmeshed in primordial communal passions, the architecture of an urban form that lends towards social segregation and so on.  As emerging contexts fuel the explosion of such urban conditions, India’s urban turn has decisively poised towards the proliferation of small cities during the last decade. This series of SEA Conversations invites artists, architects, filmmakers and urbanists to offer provocations on how we could read into and engage with the multiple, emerging presents and futures of urban life, urban form and architecture beyond the metropolis.
speakers

2021.17/12 Renu Savant
2022.07/01 Naveen Mahantesh
04/02 Pratyush Shankar
18/02 Praveen Bavdekar
25/03 Orijit Sen
01/04 Ajay Sonar

 







Session #6
Notes on 10 years of practice
by Ajay Sonar


on Fri., 01 Apr 2022 @ 5:30 PM IST



Over the last decade, Nashik has seen rapid urban shifts - evident in the sharp rise of religious tourism, educational institutions, new retail and entertainment establishments, industrial growth as well as new forms of working and living in the built environment. Such developments transform cultural and building practices of a place, that ultimately produce a new experience of the city. Our practice shapes and gets shaped in the midst of this transforming urbanization. ‘Notes on 10 years of Practice’ aims to reflect through the architectural and spatial responses of our practice to such changing landscape over the last decade, thereby reframing an understanding of Nashik itself.



ABOUT

'a for architecture’ was founded by Ajay Sonar and Monali Patil in the year 2011 in Nashik. Ajay Sonar was born in a family working in the construction industry over the last three generations. He graduated from the College of Architecture, Nashik, after which he worked in Mumbai for a period of two years before setting up his own practice. He is an Alumni of ‘Glenn Murcutt Masterclass, 2014’ organized by Australian Architecture Foundation in Sydney, Australia. He has also been a visiting faculty in various colleges of Nashik and Mumbai in the last 10 years.


Monali Patil graduated from College of Architecture, Nashik, after which she worked for two years in a landscape firm in Nashik. She did her specialization in ‘Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Nature Conservation’ from Ecological Society of Pune before setting up her practice. She is actively involved in research on Indigenous species and ancient medicinal plants of India.



This series is partly supported by Urban Centre Mumbai.
It is free open to everyone across the world.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
WINTER 2021-22


01 April / FRI

BTM #6
Notes on 10 years of practice
by Ajay Sonar


Zoom Link
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Design Dissertation Symposium 2022 / Day 1
Zoom Link
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Design Dissertation Symposium 2022 / Day 2
Zoom Link
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Design Dissertation Symposium 2022 / Day 3
Zoom Link
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1st March
02
03
04
05
06

07th/ Monday

SEA Annuals

A20 Feast
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Kho- Kho
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Nostalgic Games
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
Venue: Stilts and Ground

SEA Assembly: The idea of feasts
08th/ Tuesday

SEA Annuals

Human Chess
Time: 10am to 1pm
Table Tennis/ Badminton
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Volleyball
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
Venue: Stilts and Ground
09th/ Wednesday

SEA Annuals

Cricket/Chess
Time: 10pm to 1pm
A19 Feast
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Treasure Hunt
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Venue: Stilts and Ground
10th/ Thursday

SEA Annuals

Tug of War
Time: 11am to 1pm
Among SEA
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Venue: Stilts and Ground
11th/ Friday

Graduation Ceremony and Annual Awards

Time: 4 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: Gyan sagar Amphitheatre, Borivali West, Mumbai
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12th/ Saturday

Annual Symposium: 'Forests of Imaginations'

Time: 10:15 am to 8 pm

Zoom Link
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14th/ Monday

SEA Electives

SEA Assembly: The the two historic wins of AAP in Punjab and BJP in UP
15th/ Tuesday

SEA Electives
16th/ Wednesday

SEA Electives
17th/ Thursday

SEA Electives
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27

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1st February
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04th/ Friday

BEYOND THE METROPOLIS
Session #3 IS THERE AN INDIAN CITY?
By unraveling the “construct” of the city in different historical eras the talk establishes how the cities in India were were quite often fractured and “work in progress”

by Pratyush Shankar
05
06

07th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Riots related to unemployment in Bihar
08
09th/ Wednesday

Jamming Session:
at 3 pm.
Venue: Green Studio
10
11
12
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14th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Hijab protests spread across India 
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18th/ Friday

BEYOND THE METROPOLIS
Session #4 THE GRANULARITY OF OUR URBAN HINTERLAND
Through their work in three medium sized cities a few hundred kilometres from one another, Bavadekar attempts to see how cities come to define their urban identity.

by Praveen Bavadekar
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21st/ Monday

SEA Assembly: The Russia - Ukraine Crisis
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25
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27

28th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: The Humanitarian Crisis  

1st January
02

03rd/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Metaverse
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05
06
07
08
09

10th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Change in the legal age of marriage of women
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12
13
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17th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Fiction shaping new narratives of the COVID pandemic
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19th/ Wednesday

Reading Session: ‘Sapiens’
by Yuval Harari at 5pm. 
Online: SEA Nukkad
20






21st/Friday

BEYOND THE METROPOLIS
Session #2 COULD-BE URBANISM? शायद शहरी है
is a project that forecasts the potential of five moments within the urban fabric to become dominant urban forms, while grounding their realities in the present.

by Naveen Mahantesh
22nd/ Saturday

Jamming Session:

at 9:30 pm.
Online: SEA Spatial Chat
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24th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Cyber Bullying

25th/ Tuesday

Reading Session: ‘Preamble to the Constitution’ 
at 5pm.
Online: SEA Nukkad
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27
28
29
30

31st/ Monday

SEA Assembly: The idea, meaning, affects and effects of privatization  

1st December
02
03
04
05

06th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Digital Identity, NFTs and Cryptocurrency
07
08
09th/ Thursday

Undergraduate Research Dissertation Symposium: 'Psychogrammars of Space' 

Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Youtube:
Panel1: https://youtu.be/oSrCekwraQM
Panel2: https://youtu.be/If8Tcv5v6IM
Panel3: https://youtu.be/mugE4olrY5I
Panel4: https://youtu.be/98en7UFgCVk
10th/ Friday

Undergraduate Research Dissertation Symposium: 'Psychogrammars of Space'

Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Youtube:
Panel5: https://youtu.be/oepQKurnrWs
Panel6: https://youtu.be/uJHJ2G0RP5Q
Panel7: https://youtu.be/CcklpjgkH4k
Panel8: https://youtu.be/nsVQjYm8kl4
11th/ Saturday

Undergraduate Research Dissertation Symposium: 'Psychogrammars of Space'

Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Youtube:
Panel9: https://youtu.be/-Q1aJXzpNfM
Panel10: https://youtu.be/RV-XK2eBgZY
Panel11: https://youtu.be/Mk1zcK9V3Pk
Panel12: https://youtu.be/cNcSjE_uQNc
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13th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Demolition of Babri Masjid
14th/Tuesday

Reading Session: ‘Annihlation of Caste’
by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at 5pm.
Venue: Blue studio 
Online: SEA Nukkad

15th/ Wednesday

SEA Emerging Practices: Vamshi Reddy

Vamshi presented his  project  situated in Mahendra hills in Secunderabad that envisioned a soft intervention as an infrastructure to tackle water problems in the city and its informal settlements.
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17th/Friday

Launch:
BEYOND THE METROPOLIS

Session #1 Many Months in Mirya: “Shooting” time; Documenting Duration
a talk on the formal aspects of video documenting the Mirya village in western coastal India

by Renu Savant
Zoom Link

Movie Screening: 'Khwada' at 2.30 pm.
Director: Bhaurao Karhade
Venue: AV room
Online: SEA discord

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20th/ Monday

SEA Assembly: Formula One Racing

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