Conception to Construction
An international conference conducted by IPS Academy
Peeping into the past through the window of architecture, taking inspiration from our beloved Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of promoting native materials, technology, skills, etc and making their presence felt at the global level through his campaign “Vocal for Local” this time the School of Architecture IPS Academy, Indore hosted its third international conference PACE III on the topic INDIGENOUS C2C ‘Conception to Construction’.
The intent was to bring together members of the fraternity to begin a dialogue on the importance of the nativity of architectural practices and how it may just be what we need to build a better and viable place for the generations to come. The Indigenous knowledge base has a broad spectrum, ranging from traditions to vernacular architecture, farming techniques to medicinal theories, folklore to religion and rituals. As a pioneering college in architecture, they tried to start a dialogue by bringing various academicians, researchers, architects, and students from not only India but around the world to discuss the revival of the indigenous knowledge system and its relevance in the current world scenario. In accordance with the same, the conference was bifurcated into two segments – one part being the research papers and the other was student’s design competition that encouraged students to adopt new as well as indigenous approaches to create spaces that enable close connection with the environment and the application of indigenous knowledge systems.
The college received nearly 70 research papers and 53 design competition entries across the globe. The forgotten Indigenous practices have been revived through these papers published in this book of proceedings and will be a knowledge base for the architectural fraternity as well as future generations to come. In addition to this, they also invited some eminent professionals as keynote speakers from different parts of India and abroad. The IPSA design trophy was a huge success as students came up with beautiful ideas to amalgamate the past with the present, indigenous knowledge with current design practices.
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