SMVDU Katra: Ar. Anoop Sharma, Astt. Professor in the School of Architecture and landscape Design at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra delivered the Key-note address at International conference on ‘Sustainability, Art & Culture’ organized by Warmadewa University, Bali from 20th -21st Oct-2017. The key-note address was delivered in the inaugural session of the conference which also saw 03 other Key note addresses from other experts from Australia, UK and Japan. The topic of the Key Note session was, “Sustainability vis-à-vis Tradition and Culture-Case of Diverse India”. During the address, Ar. Sharma introduced the cultural, traditional and climatic diversity of India all across its length and breadth along with the fore-front challenges. Pertinently, the diversity in historicalinterventions in Architecture was also introduced in the address. The follow up with the judicious contemporary architecture examples inspired from traditional wisdom in Architecture and constructional techniques examples from India from different climatic zones were presented. Subsequently, need to establish a path-breaking sustainable practice with examples is proposed other than just emphasizing on sustainability as just a matter of ‘FAD’.
Ar. Anoop Sharma also presented one research paper in one of the technical session of the conference on the topic, “Legibility of contemporary building in India amid cultural/contextual evaluation”. The paper focused on the condition of contemporary architecture in India which is more fascinated towards western methods nowadays. Accordingly, the heterogeneity and contextual values of Indian architecture suiting local attributes are getting increasing diluted and mismanaged. Suitable examples pertaining to the targeted notion were also presented. The presentation resulted in fruitful interaction among the attendees and delegates. Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr. Sanjeev Jain and faculty colleagues of the department of Architecture and landscape Design congratulated Ar. Anoop for his successful participation in the event.