About the webinar: In order to respond to the need for design interventions in monuments and sites; conservation and design professionals need a brief introduction to the charters of ICOMOS and UNESCO guidelines for conservation of built heritage in urban or rural scenarios. The webinar will introduce these international guidelines along with sharing interesting case studies across the globe, where designers have done interventions to built heritage and surroundings to respond to the contemporary needs and society. About the speaker: Ar. Nishant Upadhyay, an alumnus of the Faculty of Architecture, AKTU, Lucknow, has been trained as a conservation architect in RLICC, KULeuven, Belgium.He is the founder architect of DHARATAL a design studio with a specialization in vernacular architecture and historical landscapes. At present he works as heritage consultant for state governments of India and UNESCO Dhaka Office. He is a PhD candidate at KU Leuven with a research focus on the role of historical landscape conservation in sustainable regional development, with the case of the Royal Gardens of Rajnagar in Bundelkhand, India. He is also an active ICOMOS India member and central zone representative of EPWG, COMOS India.
Dr Shaleen Singhal visited the campus on 9th March for a special lecture on Literature review in Research and methodology for review .Dr. Singhal is a Professor at TERI School of Advanced Studies with 21 years of research and academic experience working on sustainable urban development issues in India and UK
A lecture on Lord Claude Martin and Chhatarmanzil was delivered by Dr. Rosie Llewellyn Jones. Dr. Jones is a well-known British scholar with an expertise on Lucknow and has authored several books on the city including “Last King in India, Wajid Ali Shah; Lucknow City of Illusions; Engaging Scoundrels;, and The Great Uprising In India, 1857.