3rd April 2000
LINKS FORGED WITH INDIA VISIT
A group of staff and students from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have returned from a trip to New Delhi where they strengthened links with two Indian schools of architecture.
Dr Kathleen Watt and Carl O’Coill took three postgraduate students from the Hull School of Architecture on a two-week visit to meet up with their Indian counterparts and discuss possible joint projects and student exchanges.
It was also an opportunity for the students, who are on the Post-Development Studies diploma course at Hull, to gather information and conduct interviews for their own projects.
One of the main aims of the trip was to meet with academics from the TVB School of Architecture and the University of New Delhi, but the visitors also made the most of their time in India, combining meetings with cultural visits around the area.
A weekend excursion took the group to Orchha, a medieval village in the Madhya Pradesh region. This was followed by a visit to two urban villages in Delhi which are being used for design projects by local architecture students, and an insight into training schemes with a trip to a slum area of Delhi.
After discussions with staff at the TVB School of Architecture plans were made to arrange a formal student exchange between TVB and the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
A joint student design project was the outcome of talks with staff from the University of New Delhi which will focus on a site in India and address the issues of tourism, building conservation and social environmental sustainability.
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