SURFACES REPORTER (SR) in association with School of Architecture, Noida International University is organising an e-talk with French Architect Antoine Picon, President, Le Corbusier Foundation, Paris and Professor, GSD Harvard University, USA alongwith other Indian eminent architects and designers.
2 NOV| MON | 5 PM (IST) |1:30 PM (Europe Time)
This session will see an interesting dialogue between Ar Antoine Picon and Ar Rajendra Kumar and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Vertica Dvivedi, Editor-in-Chief, SURFACES REPORTER along with eminent panelists Ar Sangeet Sharma, partner SD Sharma & Associates, Chandigarh and Kapil Setia, Chief Architect, Department of Urban Planning, Chandigarh Administration and Ar Rajendra Kumar, Director, SOA, NIU who is also the curator of this talk.
KEY SPEAKER- Antoine Picon
Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Antoine Picon is the professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (Cambridge, Mass.). He is also the President of the Le Corbusier Foundation. From the 18th century till present, the legendary architect works on the history of architectural and urban technologies. In 2010, he was elected a member of the French Académie des Technologies. Picon has authored several books and articles on the relationship between architecture and technology, on the one hand; and science and technology, on the other hand.
Some of his books include L'Invention de l'Ingénieur Moderne (1992), French Architects and Engineers in the Age of the Enlightenment (1992), Les Saint-Simoniens: Raison, Imaginaire et Utopie (2002), and Architecture and the Sciences: Exchanging Metaphors(2003). His most recent publications, which tell about the impact of digital culture on architecture and the city, include: Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Professions (2010), Ornament: The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity (2013), and Smart Cities: A Spatialised Intelligence (2015).
Picon has been honoured with numerous awards for his writings, including the Médaille de la Ville de Paris and twice the Prix du Livre d'Architecture de la Ville de Briey, a well as the Georges Sarton Medal of the University of Gand.
Sangeet Sharma is an architect based out of Chandigarh. Architecture is his profession. He is partner in SD Sharma & Associates, a known firm in Chandigarh. He has been conferred hon. Doctorate by Berkeley Univ. His architecture is termed as “cubist modernism” and is highly influenced by Chandigarh, modern and sustainable architecture.
Rajendra Kumar is an architect with 15 Years experience. Having environmental and urban sensitivity approach. Higher education and work experiences from Europe. Having mixed experiences of varied scale projects, ranging from urban scale to Buildings and Interiors. Actively involved in academia and research. Advisory member of various think tanks.
Kapil Setia is the Chief Architect, Department of Urban Planning, Chandigarh Administration.
Vertica Dvivedi (Moderator) is the editor-in-chief of SURFACES REPORTER magazine which is a decade old news & information portal for architects, interior designers, builders and building materials. She is also the founder of WADE ASIA, one of the largest platfoms for women in design.
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Date: 2nd NOV 2020 (MONDAY)
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