3 FEES FOR STUDENTS
+GST for non-CEPT students
Dec 07 - Dec 14, 2017 DURATION
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20 OPEN FOR PROFESSIONALS
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UG 2nd year onwards & Open for all PG students LOCATION
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Approx. Rs. 2,500/- STUDENTS DELIVERABLES
Booklet FACULTY OF Architecture
LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS OF A DESIGNER TO ENRICH FAUNAL HABITAT IN URBAN AREAS
Deepa Maheshwari is a Professor and Program Coordinator for the PG Program in Landscape, FA, CEPT University. She has been associated with this program since its inception in 1993. In addition to academics and research, she has several landscape projects to her credit. Her areas of expertise are Ecology, Planting Design, Botany, Soil, etc. She is also a founder member of ISOLA, established in 2003. Priyanka Kanhare is working as an Academic Associate with Faculty of Architecture, at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. She assist various subjects ranging from Documenting and Communicating Architecture, Design Studios to Fundamentals of Landscape Design. Her research area mainly deals with bridging the gap between Architecture and Landscape and understanding their co-relationship.
Fauna species have very efficient natural habitats (in wild). Such ecosystems are balanced and self-sustainable. But recent studies have proved that the rate at which these species are losing their habitats is very fast. Hence, there is an immediate need to provide suitable “Second Nature”/habitats. Today, fundamental needs of fauna, in their physical, social, and psychological life in the wild, is gaining recognition.
In urban areas, Zoos and Parks have become potential places where one can trace patterns of movements and shelter building of their species. But many times, the way these places are designed gives a very superficial outlook of animal life. Most of the fauna species found in zoological parks in India, are placed in inadequate spaces with very less or no vegetation and hence visitors cannot see their inherent behaviors. In case of parks, at times there is no suitable vegetation which will help them make their shelter, or get their food, etc. Seeing animals and birds behave in their most natural ways, educates visitors about their naturalists habitats (although designed), and this in turn leads to conservation of natural ecosystem and habitats. This design approach will make a considerable change not just in achieving the desired goal but also in beginning a new journey. This course will focus upon two aspects: Understanding how fauna species behave in wild, their natural habitats, shelters, movements, feeding and breeding habits, etc. and later giving practical design solutions to provide sustainable and suitable habitats for chosen species in urban areas. During the program, we shall invite experts from concerned fields for their valuable guidance.
Expenses for Students: Material Cost: Rs 1000/, Local Travel: Rs 1500/- as mentioned in expenses.