Exhibition Showcasing Works Of Students Of Bachelors Of Architecture Held

Exhibition Showcasing Works Of Students Of Bachelors Of Architecture Held

Lucknow, January 27 (TNA) “NEEV” - the two-day exhibition, showcasing the works of I semester students of Bachelors of Architecture was organised on 26th and 27th January 2024 at Faculty of Architecture & Planning, AKTU (Previously known as Government College of Architecture). It was one of its one-of-a-kind exhibition that showcased the work done in the studios by students in the quest for the fundamental understanding of Architecture, Design and Construction.

Architecture is an amalgamation of arts, creativity and technology thus promotes out of the box thinking. Creative ideas of fresh brains have been nurtured throughout the semester by a large team of mentors to lay the foundation of architecture. The event was inaugurated by chief guest Dr. K. K. Asthana (Retd. Chief architect, UPRNN, Member COA) and renowned artist Jai Krishna Agarwal along with principal and dean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, AKTU, Dr. Vandana Sehgal.

The exhibition was open to all professionals in the city, academicians, students of colleges of architecture, aspirants who want to join the field of architecture and parents of b.arch. 1st year students.

Faculty of Architecture and Planning strives to achieve a balance between the aspirational and the practical in the Architecture profession. The pedagogy is based on design thinking, where lateral thinking techniques are employed to layer the mind of a student and, gradually, the student’s mind starts grappling with any given situation/ problem with solution-oriented strategies. This exhibition showcases some of the abstract and practical assignments that are part of the first-semester coursework. As an academic institution our contribution to the nation on this Republic Day is building the educational foundation of students in architecture and to celebrate the same we have curated an exhibition to display the works of first-year students.
Dr Vandana Sehgal, Dean and Mentor

Studio and Exhibition Coordinator Ar. Vaibhav Kulshrestha explained that FOAP AKTU is amongst the best architecture colleges not only in the region but also in the country. A holistic and interlinked pedagogy was adopted at the beginning of the semester by all the mentors of B.Arch. 1st year and the exhibition was the culmination of it.

Ar. Juwairia Qamruddin, studio and exhibition coordinator, also mentioned that all the students were actively involved in all the exercises throughout the semester and the same ethos was seen in the preparation and execution of the exhibition by students, resulting in more confidence in process-oriented design thinking.

Ar. Shishir Kumar and Ar. Divyanshi Srivastava was also a part of the core creative team leading the exhibition design and mentoring the architectural drawing course. Faculty members Ar. Divya Pandey, Ar. Sawan Kumar Sharma, Ar. Prasoon Mishra and Ar. Shagufta also contributed to the Design exercises and discussions throughout the semester.

Ar. Mahima Thussu explained the importance of construction and material in the domain of architecture as fundamental knowledge. The entire event was captured and filmed by Ar. Mariya Zama. Glimpses of the same can be seen on the official Instagram page of FOAP, AKTU (@foap.aktu.lucknow). Arts work was coordinated by a team of artists - Girish Pandey, Bhupendra Asthana, Dheeraj Yadav and Ratnapriya. The event was highly appreciated by the chief guest and professionals visiting the exhibition.

The News Agency