Faculty of Architecture

centre for excellence - centre for architectural anthropology

Presents

18th & 19th of July 2019 Faculty of Architecture, Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamilnadu India

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The International Conference on Architectural Anthropology – The people ,place, culture and the built through time named VISTARA 2019 is organized by Centre for Architectural Anthropology- CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE of Faculty of Architecture.

VISTARA 2019 offers an environment to academicians, researchers and practitioners to discuss the academic discourse, emerging trends in the field and current research in relation to People, place, culture and the built. The conference provides a platform for the intellectuals from various fields and disciplines to share knowledge and experiences.

The organizing committee of the conference is pleased to invite prospective authors to submit their research works to VISTARA 2019

18th & 19th of July 2019
Faculty of Architecture, Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute,
    Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Architectural Anthropology - Theme of the Conference

Architectural Anthropology provides an understanding of the social and cultural importance of architecture, as well as of the characteristics of an anthropological approach to its study. Employing a holistic and methodological process as approach to architecture, it considers the dynamic interrelationship of men, material, social and symbolic aspects of all forms of buildings and settlements, regardless of their size, function, form and geographical, environmental or cultural context.

Subthemes

Track 1: People
  • Architectural Anthropology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology
Track 2: Place
  • Traditional settlements
  • Migration and its impact on settlement and architecture
  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Urban Studies
  • Rural Studies
  • SLUMS –the social exclusions
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ecology and Landscape
Track 3: Culture
  • Socio cultural Anthropology
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Cross culture comparison
  • Ethnography
  • Semiotic studies
  • Cultural Tourism
Track 4: The Built
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Active and passive energy conservation
  • Tourism development
  • Smart cities
  • Sustainable cities
  • Study and designing of interior spaces
  • Management of construction projects
Track 5: Time
  • Historical studies
  • Heritage and Conservation
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Digital Documentation of heritage
  • Revitalization studies
  • Urban regeneration

Case Studies as Documentation / Photo Documentation / Digital Documentation can be presented in all above five tracks.

Open to Practising Architects for presenting their projects - connecting People, Place and the built, as Posters.

PAPER
SUBMISSION

The papers should be based on any of the topics related to the subthemes. All the papers must be submitted electronically to vistara2019@drmgrdu.ac.in

PUBLICATION
OPPORTUNITIES

The Conference Proceedings will be published with ISBN Numbers. Papers with good research content have publication opportunity in VARIOUS SCOPUS INDEXED JOURNALS

VIRTUAL
PRESENTATION

VISTARA 2019 invites virtual presentations via Skype to give opportunities to the authors of accepted paper who are unable to attend the conference in person. Their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants.

Vistara 2019

We invite academicians, researchers, practitioners, PhD scholars and students of under graduate and post graduate worldwide to submit abstracts and full papers to vistara2019@drmgrdu.ac.in

Important Dates

  • Registration starts : 18th Jan 2019
  • Submission of Abstract : 3rd Mar 2019
  • Submission of Abstract extended till: 31st Mar 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance (Abstract): 7th Apr 2019
  • Submission of Full Paper : 18th May 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance (Full Paper) : 18th Jun 2019
  • VISTARA 2019 : 18th & 19th Jul 2019

Submit Your papers to vistara2019@drmgrdu.ac.in

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr. Binumol Tom

Head of the Department,
Department of Architecture,
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology,
Kottayam, Kerala.

Dr. Shanmuga Priya G

Associate Professor,
Department of Architecture,
School of Planning and Architecture,
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. Lilly Rose

Associate Professor,
Department of Architecture,
School of Planning and Architecture,
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. Jeyasudha

HOD, Department of Architecture,
Periyar Maniammai University,
Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.

Dr. Dhanasekaran

Visiting Professor,
Department of Architecture,
Periyar Maniammai University,
Thanjavur, Tamilnadu.

Dr. Devyani Gangopadhyay

Professor & Head of Department,
Faculty of Architecture,
Sathyabama University,
Chennai.

Dr.Lavanya Prabha

Professor
The HOD, Civil,
Easwari Engineering College, Ramapuram, Chennai.

Dr. S. Arivalagan

Dean, Department of Civil Engineering,
Dr. M G R Educational and Research Institute, Chennai.

Dr RM.Narayanan

Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering,
Dr. M G R Educational and Research Institute, Chennai.

Prof. Swetha Madhusudhanan

Dean, Faculty of Architecture,
Dr. M G R Educational and Research Institute, Chennai.

Keynote Speakers

Our Eminent Speakers & Guests

Dr. Indah Widiastuti

Dr. Indah Widiastuti

Academician and Researcher from Indonesia

Dr. Alisia Tognon

Dr. Alisia Tognon

Research fellow and Adjunct Professor in Architectural and Urban Design, Milano – Italy

Research and teaching fellow, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India

Ar. Girish Doshi

Ar. Girish Doshi

Eminent Architect from Pune

Dr. Seema Khanwalkar

Dr. Seema Khanwalkar

Adjunct Professor (Social Sciences), School of Design, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Visiting Faculty, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad & IIM, Ahmedabad

Dr. Shikha Jain

Dr. Shikha Jain

Architect & Director, DRONAH, South city, Gurgoan.

Co opted member, Indian national Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, MHRD, India.

Ar. Kavitha selvaraj

Ar. Kavitha selvaraj

Eminent Architect from Chennai

Registration Fees

  • Conference Registration
  • Presenter
  • Accompanying Person
  • Professionals/Only to attend the conference
  • Virtual Presenter
  • PhD Scholars (Presenter / Participants)
  • PG Students (Presenter / Participants)
  • UG Students (Presenter / Participants)
  • INR
  • ₹ 4500
  • ₹ 2500
  • ₹ 2500
  • ₹ 2500
  • ₹ 3500
  • ₹ 2000
  • ₹ 1000
  • USD
  • USD 63.32
  • USD 35.18
  • USD 35.18
  • USD 35.18
  • USD 49.25
  • USD 28.14
  • USD 14.07
  • EURO
  • € 56.04
  • € 31.13
  • € 31.13
  • € 31.13
  • € 43.59
  • € 24.91
  • € 12.45

Lets meet at VISTARA 2019

get in touch

Venue:

Faculty of Architecture,
Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research Institute,
Maduravoyal Byepass Junction Adayalampattu,
Chennai - 600 095.
Tamil Nadu, India.

Public Relations

Ar.Mohanapriya
Asst.Professor, Faculty of Architecture
+91 98406 60631
Er.Sivaraman
Asst.Professor, Faculty of Architecture
+91 99940 05862

Date:

18th & 19th of July 2019

Our Sponsors

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