Architecture | Talk

Cultural Regeneration & Adaptive Reuse of Old Phey, Ladakh

Friday 29 December 2023 -
Friday 29 December 2023

17 : 00 | Ahmedabad

About The Event

Join us for a Talk by Suril Patel (Founding Partner, Field Architects) & Abeer Gupta (Director, Achi Association India) on Friday, 29 December 2023 at 5.00 pm.

The second year of activities at Phey, commenced with the activation of Palay House, in Phey and the mapping of the remaining parts of the old precinct, which was in ruins. The next phase aims to rediscover and develop the idea of commons, while identifying contemporary needs, reconnecting with erstwhile practices and elders. Future interventions in reimagining infrastructure around energy, water and waste and restoration of the village houses, opens the precinct for workshops and research. Situated at the intersection of material and ecological conservation, engagements are being created for students and practitioners from art, architecture and design. This presentation provides an opportunity to discuss ideas that have been developed and the work undertaken so far, as planned by Field Architects, for future actions and projects.

Suril Patel has worked with Serie Architects, in Mumbai, Beijing, and London for about a decade, and further experience working with Studio Mumbai for GangaMaki Textile Design Studio in Uttarakhand. He pursued his B Arch in 2005 from IED, Gujarat. He regards processes related to design, representation, and construction as the fundamental aspects of the practice and is a perfectionist for details. His methodical approach and engineering mindset always push design boundaries.

Abeer Gupta is currently the Visual Arts Curator at Arthshila, and director of the Achi Association India. He has directed several documentary films and curated art, education and community media projects. His research and practice are based in the western Himalayas, in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir around oral histories, material cultures, and visual archives.

Venue: Arthshila Ahmedabad,
2-G, Opposite AMA, Panjrapol, Ambawadi – 380015.

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